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  2. I think this may be a species of Russula. There's a section (category) of this genus for which the mushrooms have prominent odors, often described as like Maraschino cherries mixed with garbage. But, the unpleasant component may be masked by the cherry/almondy odor. These type mushrooms have creamy to white spore prints. They are said to cause indigestion/gastric distress if eaten, but they are not considered to be dangerously poisonous. Russula mushrooms have brittle stems that may be snapped in half like a piece of chalk. Compare with http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_amoenolens.html The second photo shows gills that appear to have a slightly pinkish tinge, but I think this is just because of the lighting/camera. Was the photo taken indoors? To be sure the mushroom is not an Entoloma, take a spore print. Entoloma mushrooms have salmon-pink spore prints. Pluteus mushrooms also have pinkish spore prints, but these types have free gills (not even slightly connected to the stalk), and the gills seen here look to be attached but seceding (breaking away). If you get a spore print that's pinkish, then find someone with a microscope. Poisonous Entoloma mushrooms have distinctively-shaped spores (see at 400x magnification).
  3. Help! My puppy ate one of these in our yard this morning. It is very fragrant - very "mushroomy" smell about it but not an offensive smell. Is it poisonous?
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  5. I live in Muscatine County Iowa and I can easily go out back into the woods and find 3/5 pounds of these on fallen trees and some vertical dead trees. They are quite tasty and I am glad they are so abundant.
  6. Another lousy season here in N. Illinois. No rain when needed.
  7. Thank you Dave! I appreciate your rsponse! I'll check them out. Dave, after researching the two species, I believe I have the Hortiboletus species. I appreciate the help!
  8. Once a mushroom gets well past maturity and starts to dry out in situ, it can be difficult to suggest an ID. However, in this case, the habitat, the time of year, the ring on the stalk, and the brown gills suggest Agrocybe praecox http://www.mushroomexpert.com/agrocybe_praecox.html .
  9. Also, the online "Bolete Filter" is a good resource. https://boletes.wpamushroomclub.org/?s=Pulchroboletus+rubricitrinus&submit=Search&post_type=product
  10. Hi Diana, I am also learning about Florida wild mushrooms, and while it's been almost 5 years since you posted, I just came across the post today. I have a bunch of Florida Boletes that just appeared under some of our Southern Oaks after heavy rains in May, 2023. I can be very determined and I finally got an answer. Mine are Pulchroboletus rubricitrinus and they do look a bit different than what you had in your pictures. I found a group on Facebook, they are Florida Mushroom and Fungus ID, they clarified for me what I have. If you are on Facebook, and haven't found an answer yet, try sharing your photos there.
  11. Thank you Dave! I appreciate your response! I'll check them out
  12. Do you know the type of tree, aspartametears? It looks like there are two or three fruit bodies growing tightly spaced, an interesting arrangement because this would mean the spore-bearing surfaces of the two on top are partially covered. Do you have photos of an upper surface? Is the context hard like wood or a rock, or is it somewhat flexible? I see you are interested in lichens. My wife is a lichen enthusiast. Lichens have been getting a little more respect at the big forays, eg NAMA and NEMF. I *think* they've been compiling species lists for them.
  13. While I'm not particularly interested in eating this mushroom off a neighbor's tree, I would like to know if it can be identified. I love these little guys, although this one was about ten inches across, and am just curious. If this is a purely foraging forum, I apologize for the wasted bandwidth! xD
  14. Based upon the shape of the ring (looking a bit like a short tube collapsed onto the stalk) I think Tracy's mushroom is Leucoagaricus. But, a key trait is missing, namely the undamaged stalk base - : Today food is so special for everyone, because food help to provide nurtitions , healthy body i.e i am here to tell you something about crimino mushroom - most healthy mushroom incomparision to any other mushroom, so must eat it crimino mushroom , and also read it about crimino mushroom
  15. Looks like snails or some other similar critters have eaten most of these. Note, snails etc. eating a mushroom does not mean the mushroom is edible for humans. I have seen examples of deadly Destroying Angel Amanita mushrooms that either had been eaten or were being eaten by snails.
  16. So I have never really foraged before but I have always noticed many mushrooms popping up here and there in my back and from gardens. I don't want to obviously take any risk but at least get my foot in and get some experience. Maybe the photos are not the best either. Any ID or help would be great. Thanks!
  17. A species representing a genus housed in the Boletaceae, ie. a "bolete." Basically, this means it's a mushroom with pores instead of gills on the underside. The species of southern NA are somewhat different from those I see up here in PA. My guess is this one represents a species of either Hortiboletus or Xerocomellus. But, there are also a number of reddish/yellow blue-staining ones that are currently housed within genus Boletus but will eventually need to be moved when a suitable alternate genus is determined.
  18. Good day all! I found an orange mushroom 5 feet from the base of a live oak in the Corpus Christi, Texas area. It was emerging from leaf litter in a damp area of forest 6 days ago. Just curious about identity. Thank you for any help you may be. Have a great day!
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  20. I agree these are probably a species of Coprinellus section Micaceus (Mica Caps). But, given that they have advanced well beyond maturity, it's difficult to suggest an ID with high confidence. "Ink Cap Mushrooms" include Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Manes which yours are not), Coprinopsis, Coprinellus, Tulosesus, and to some extent Parasola. The last three genera mentioned do not always deliquesce (dissolve into "ink"), but are apt to so so during damp/rainy weather.
  21. Wow that’s neat. The white spores actually do have a hue of pink to them. Dave I can’t thank you enough! You’re a top notch Myco!!
  22. Looks like Mica Caps. An edible coprinoid species. The pictured mushrooms are verging towards being too degenerate to eat. Similar to many I have eaten, they are hard to keep clean because of their size and habitat. Picking a day or two earlier and there would not be the degenerate ink cap effect. When they are in better condition, they clean up fast in a bowl of water, shake dry and fry in butter, whole, not chopped.
  23. Hi everybody. Sorry for the quality of these photos, a friend of mine sent these pictures. Are they Ink Caps? Found in western North Carolina.
  24. These look like Lepista/Clitocyde tarda, a smallish Blewit-like mushroom. I usually don't find this species here in PA until late summer. The spore print for L. tarda is pale beigey-pinkish. If you collect a print on a black background, this print may appear to be white. You need a substantial print on a white background to see the subtle deviation from white. If the print is truly white, then these are likely some (other) species of Clitocybe.
  25. Found growing in Tennessee in a hardwood dominant forest. They are a lot more purple when young. Spore prints are white. The temps have been in the mid 80s with some rain. All comments are greatly appreciated!
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