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  1. Those are really pale for wild Flammulina I think these are young Pleurotus fruit bodies. Type of wood? Spore print color?
  2. I have no Venmo account. Not looking to establish financial relationships. Just like talking about mushrooms.
  3. Panus neostrigosus http://www.mushroomexpert.com/panus_neostrigosus.html . When young these are usually purple. The ones seen in this discussion are past maturity and beginning to shrivel. Previously placed in genus Lentinus (as Lentinus strigosus).
  4. Those are probably last years Picipes/Royoporus badius. Really old fruit bodies like these are unlikely to produce a spore print. However, if you harvest a fresher one, position it with the underside (pores/fertile surface) oriented downward, and allow it remain like that for possibly several days, then a spore print may form. Most gilled mushrooms readily drop spores when harvested ay=t maturity. Polypores can take a longer time. I often see new P/R badius fruit bodies forming in mid spring. They grow very slowly and persist for very long period of time.
  5. Psathyrella is a relatively large genus, many species.
  6. Probably represents a species of Psathyrella. Is the location Vigo, Spain?
  7. I think this is a young Stropharia ambigua. Stropharia gills turn gray once the dark spores begin to mature. But young versions have pale gills. Broadly attached gills fit this species.
  8. The photos are small files, not able to zoom in on details. I'm not completely confident about saying this is not an Amanita, but I think it's a dark-spored mushroom; the gills appear to be slightly darkened. Some of the details that would help are sighted below. Stropharia ambigua... gills should be attached to the stalk and the stalk should have fluffy scales or flakes on the surface; dark purple-brown spore print. Leratiomyces riparius... gills attached to the stalk; dark purple-brown spore print. Agaricus species... gills completely free of stalk (not reaching stalk); brown
  9. Matches pretty well by appearance with Pholiota highlandensis. But, P. highlandensis is a species that occurs on burnt ground. I think this mushroom may represent a species from the group Cortinarius variicolor. Or maybe Stropharia corinilla http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Stropharia_coronilla.html But, the lack of a well-formed annulus (ring) on the stalk points away form S. coronilla.
  10. Yes, genus Gymnopilus is a reasonable suggestion. Knowing spore print color would immediately eliminate one of Tricholomopsis/Gymnopilus.
  11. There are a total of four Hygrophorus penarius observations on Mushroom Observer, all originating in Europe. Wiki says this species occurs in North America, but my guess is that it is either uncommon or not present in North America. However, this proposal echoes my suggestion that these white mushrooms represent some species of Hygrophorus. There are several similar species of white Hygrophorus that are found in NA.
  12. Michele, genus Lyophyllum is a good suggestion. I'd also consider Tricholoma saponaceum.
  13. Two things.... First, the photo is a bit blurry. Second, we need to see the undersides of a few of these. Each of these issues may be remedied by harvesting a few of the fruit bodies. Take them to an area that is well lit but not in direct sunlight. Photograph the specimens showing different aspects. In-situ photos are useful. Seeing mushrooms in their natural habitat usually provides useful info. But mushrooms are often found growing in areas that are not very well lit. My guess is these represent a species of Stereum. But I don't have high confidence in this proposal.
  14. A variety of different species of Psilocybe grow in tropical/subtropical areas. I think genus Panaeolus may also be considered here, although dark purple spore print favors Psilocybe.
  15. Looking again, there appears to be a white coating on the right side of the one cap. Looks like it may be a spore print. My best guess is these represent a species of Marasmius or Marasmiellus (which includes a fair number of species formerly housed in Gymnopus). They visually key out fairly well to Marasmius oreades; but if I found these this early in the season I'd want to further examine them. So, caution is advised. An unusual find this early in the year. When I saw the in-situ photo my first thought was "Psathyella", of which there are several early-occurring types). Maybe so
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