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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
  16. I agree this is likely Tubaria furfuracea. This is one of the "exceptions" I referenced in Sherwood's other post. This species is often found whenever winter or early spring weather turns warmer. I once found it in Binghamton NY during February. Spore print for this species is not quite brown, more ocher or dingy yellowish.
  17. There's some disagreement about the proposed splitting of genus Amanita into Amanita and Saproamanita. The proposed genus Saproamanita includes the saprobic species traditionally placed in genus Amanita subgenus Lepidella section Lepidella. An establishment of this new genus would necessitate a substantial reorganization of genus Amanita. The shaggy-capped mushrooms seen in the photos does exhibit characteristics associated with the saprobic Amanitas traditionally placed into section Lepidella.
  18. Wow! With a few exceptions this is really early in the year for mushrooms to appear north of Binghamton. The photos are good. Although I agree that these mushrooms may be a bit young to identify. I'm wondering if the gills will darken as they mature? If you could obtain a spore print, then knowing the color would likely be helpful. The rooting stalk is very interesting. I wonder if there's some buried wood these mushrooms are growing from?
  19. Best to create one post per type of mushroom... to avoid confusion while discussing. The mushrooms of Malaysia likely represent different species than the ones I see here in eastern North America, especially types that are mycorrhizal, meaning the fungus associates with some tree. The trees found in Malaysia are likely all different then the trees in my area. First three photos (from the top). These are growing directly on wood, so they are not a mycorrhizal species. These are a saprobic species, meaning the fungus that produces the mushrooms feed upon the dead/decaying wood. I see
  20. I agree, a good possibility is the mushroom "stumps" are from a harvested cluster of Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus). I had said "Armillaria", but what's left of the stalks seems to lack the fibrous outer skin expected with any species of Armillaria. Also, the white hairs seen on the bases (assuming they are not a secondary fungal growth) are a Pleurotus trait. Looks more like Pleurotus stumps than Armillaria stumps. But, with old decomposing material like this appearance may be deceptive.
  21. I think these are Exidia, probably E. recisa (or some mycologists say the North American species is E. crenata). Auricularia fruit bodies typically feature a matte somewhat textured appearance/feel on the convex surface. Exidia recisa flesh is not particularly resilient, more jelly-like than Auricularia and often kinda slippery. Auricularia auricula is believed to not occur in the wild of North America. A. americana and A. angiospermarum are two NA species. The former generally occurs on pine branches and the latter on hardwood.
  22. No confident ID proposal. But it looks like the white fuzz seen on the surface nay be a secondary fungal growth, maybe Syzyrites megalocarpus. Mushroom Exper says this "fuzz" starts out yellow and becomes gray. But Champignons du Quebec shows a few photos of white fuzz. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/syzygites_megalocarpus.html https://www.mycoquebec.org/bas.php?trie=S&l=l&nom=Syzygites megalocarpus / Moisissure à grands sporanges&tag=Syzygites megalocarpus&gro=104 Assuming this secondary growth idea is correct, we then would like to make a guess at what type of m
  23. Spore print color would help here. General appearance --short/stubby/thick-stalked-- suggests genus Cortinarius. But grayish tint seen on gills suggests Leratiomyces (or possibly Stropharia).
  24. It takes only a few pines, spruce, or other conifer to support associated mycorrhizal fungi. Fir example, I once found a fruit body of Amanita praecox growing near a single hemlock in an otherwise hardwood forest (mainly oak). Amanita praecox is known to associate with hemlock; association with a hardwood tree is highly unlikely. Did you spore print any of the yellow-capped mushrooms? My guess is they represent a species of Cortinarius. Interesting find!
  25. Actually, these remind me most of Cortinarius, maybe something similar to https://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/385964 . But species of Cortinarius are all mycorrhizal, meaning the fungus is associated with a living tree. Mycorrhizal fungi tend to produce mushrooms while the partner tree is actively providing nutrients. At least with deciduous trees this process is put on hold during the winter. Were these mushrooms growing near coniferous trees? Mycorrhizal fungi associated with conifers sometimes produce mushrooms even after the weather has turned cold. Up here in PA I have found C
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