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  1. Looks like a species of Panaeolus, or possibly Hypholoma. We don't discuss psychoactive mushrooms at this site. You may find some online help at Shroomery.
  2. Likely either a species of Psilocybe or one of the blue-staining Panaeolus species. Looks more like a Panaeolus to me, and the spore print appears to be pure black (which is actually best evaluated by collecting the print on a non-absorbent black surface). I have no information about the possible toxicity of the Asian species of these types. Information such as this is best discussed (online) at Shroomery.
  3. Need more info, including photos of other parts of the mushroom, as well as info relevant to the habitat.
  4. I think these are Agrocybe pediades. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/agrocybe_pediades.html
  5. Looks like H. lateritium to me, and the stump looks like it's from a hardwood tree... oak or maple maybe. I've never seen this species during spring. But, it's not that unusual for saprobic fungal species typically associated with fall to appear during spring. Galerina marginata is one example. Actually, just the other day I found some Hypholoma fasciculare on wood mulch (or maybe H. subviride... if this is in fact distinct from H. fasciculare). H. fasciculare is known to occur during spring. But, I have neither seen H. lateritium in spring nor heard of such an occurrence.
  6. Looks like a species of Agrocybe, and the dark brown prints --without purple overtones-- support this proposal. The name "Agrocybe praecox" is suspected to represent more than one species.
  7. Is the staining dark reddish? Based upon the time of year I'd lean toward L. americanus. But, maybe the Chlorophyllum species start up earlier in your area than I'm used to seeing here in PA. The mushrooms pictured look to be old and kinda dried out.
  8. I tried eating Blushing Amanitas a few times (many years ago). Once I thought the flavor was good and once I thought not so good. In NA, the blushers comprise a complex of related species. In some places (possibly only one of) these types are popular edibles. I have herd that blushers need to be well-cooked to remove a toxin. The related "Yellow Blusher", A. flavorubens, is suspected to be toxic. The A. rubescens types don't show a lot of volval structure on the stipe bases. Most of the universal veil is deposited on the cap. The mushrooms pictured all look to represent the (ameri)rubescens concept. Look at the diverse appearances seen in the 43 photos here https://www.mycoquebec.org/bas.php?trie=A&l=l&nom=Amanita amerirubescens Tulloss nom. prov. / Amanite rougissante&tag=Amanita amerirubescens&gro=13 . The only ones that makes me wonder a bit are seen in the first photo. The stipes are a bit shaggy and the uv warts on the caps are particularly well-developed. Compare with Amanita canescens.
  9. Maybe if a print develops...? This one also looks kinda old.
  10. I can't quite tell from the photos whether the gills meet the stalk or do not touch the stalk. My guess for this one is genus Pluteus. These types of mushrooms have gills that are "free" of the stalk. Spore print color is pink, tannish pink, or light brown if the print is very thick. Genus Entoloma produces pink-spored mushrooms. Entoloma mushrooms have gills that meet the stalk, although with some types the attachment is very thin, threadlike. Sometimes it takes over 24 hours for spores to drop. But, Pluteus mushrooms usually drop spores within a few hours. Maybe it's too old to drop spores? Also, best to use a non-absorbent surface to collect a print.
  11. I think these represent either Leucoagaricus americanus or a species of genus Chlorophyllum . Most of these type mushrooms have white spore print. But, one notable exception is the toxic "Green Spored Parasol", Chlorophyllum molybdites. Many people experience fairly drastic flu-like symptoms after eating a meal the includes species. Of the white-spored types, some people are allergic to at least some of these species, as reports of illness have been made. The white-spored Chlorophyllum species are difficult to tell apart. L. americanus has a stalk that thickens in the lower portion but then abruptly tapers at the extreme base. Post-mature specimens become stained dark reddish. The sixth photo down shows stalks that are shaped like L. americanus. All photos show darkening in various areas of the mushrooms, but without a reddish tint. I don't feel confident about whether these are Chlorophyllum or Leucoagaricus. Were these mushrooms found recently, or last year (or earlier). Some species of Lepiota produce small/slender mushrooms that otherwise look somewhat like the ones seen here. Some species of Lepiota are known to be deadly. I don't think the mushrooms seen in this thread are Lepiota (in the modern sense of the genus).
  12. Coprinellus or Coprinopsis. Too far gone to narrow it down beyond these two genera.
  13. Definitely need more traits for a confident ID proposal... underside including any details that require a closeup view, entire stalk, mushroom seen after its sectioned, spore print color. Also, any notable odor could be useful.
  14. Just ran across another name that may apply to the mushrooms seen in this thread... Coprinellus flocculosus.
  15. Need to see --at minimum-- the undersides of the caps in order to suggest a confident ID proposal. But, my guess is these are Neofavolus alveolaris http://www.mushroomexpert.com/crucibulum_laeve.htm.
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