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  1. I think you have an observation here that qualifies --at very least-- as uncommon. Most often I find C. septentrionalis on maple.
  2. They are a bit on the large/thick side for T. versicolor. Another possibility for the species is T. hirsuta. But I would not dismiss the possibility of T. versicolor. Spore size for these two species is quite different, but you need a microscope to make this distinction. Color of fruit bodies is not inconsistent with my concept of T. versicolor.
  3. I find H. albocrenulata in my local woods. At the end of my driveway there's an old sugar maple that occasionally gets one or two on the base of the trunk https://mushroomobserver.org/283283?q=12Adu . Once the scales are washed off the cap surface, IDing this species is trickier https://mushroomobserver.org/322780?q=12Adu .
  4. All really nice photos! I have heard that L. salmonicolor is really good edible type. Here is eastern NE we don't have this species. Northern areas have L. thyinos (an okay edible) and southern areas have L. salmoneus (which I have never eaten).
  5. Generally best to harvest a few specimens and photograph different aspects... undersides, entire stalks. I think these all may be Hemistropharia albocrenulata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemistropharia . As seen in the last two photos, the white triangular scales along/near the margin of the dark brown caps point toward this species. The ones in the top photo have less prominent scales, perhaps due to rainfall/erosion.I feel less confident about suggesting H. albocrenulata for the ones in the top photo. With the ornamentation (presumably) washed off the caps, they look somewhat like Galerina marginata, a deadly poisonous species.
  6. Need to see the undersides. However, these look to be quite old and dried up. Probably not possible to confidently propose an ID.
  7. First two photos, the white ones look like a species of Hygrophorus. Do the gills have a waxy feel? First two photos, the one with what appears to be slightly darker gills; what is the orangish stain near the stalk? It looks to me like it may be orange latex. Gray mushrooms in last two photos look like a species of Tricholoma. But genus Entoloma is another possibility. Spore print color would help here.
  8. Looks like the long arced one was a completely laterally attached "shelf". I think these are Ganoderma sessile. Although the one fruit body with the stubby stalk is not typical for G. sessile, Mushroom Expert does mention this possibility http://www.mushroomexpert.com/ganoderma_sessile.html .
  9. Were the mushrooms growing laterally attached to the tree and (roughly) in the formation of an oval? Do you know the type of tree? Looks like Climacodon septentrionalis, except Florida is further south than the reported range for this species. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/climacodon_septentrionalis.html
  10. Resolution for photo of underside is not sharp enough to see whether the surface is smooth or with tiny pores (which may require minor magnification to see). My guess is these are a species of Trametes, possibly T. versicolor, Turkey Tail.
  11. Need to see more details; in particular the undersides. Not confident about an ID proposal, but these remind me of Armillaria tabescens, except maybe more yellow than I expect with this species. Also, the group of mushrooms seen appear to be individual fruit bodies. A. tabescens usually grows in clusters with stalk bases fused together. Knowing the spore print color would help.
  12. It's not unusual for Lepista nuda mushrooms to begin to dry out in-situ. When this happens the edges of the caps may darken and the cap surface takes on a somewhat leathery feel. Spore print description sounds right for Lepista.
  13. Lepista nuda changes color as it matures, and in some cases even young ones show little of the purple color generally reported for the species. Spore print color (latest photo) looks kinda dark for L. nuda. How would you describe the spore print color? Look-alikes for L. nuda... as previously mentioned L. subconnexa. Also, Lepista tarda, and a few other species of Lepista. Melanoleuca species have white spore prints. One important concern is genus Entoloma. At least some of these are poisonous; spore prints salmon-pink. Another is genus of presumably poisonous mushrooms is Hebeloma, light brown to pinkish-brown to orangish-brown spore prints. But perhaps the easiest potential confusion occurs with genus Cortinarius. The following three links show collections all made on the same day in similar habitat. https://mushroomobserver.org/390056?q=11nn1, https://mushroomobserver.org/390048?q=11nn1, https://mushroomobserver.org/389981?q=11nn1 .
  14. Difficult to ID to exact species. But, they do look like Armillaria.
  15. A species of Lepista. Difficult to say more.
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