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    Armillaria tabescens?

    A friend in warm Hickory, NC found these. I’m wondering if I have any idea what I’m taking about. I have heard honeys are more variable in how people react to eating them than other common edibles. And my buddy is a forager so it’s the first thing he is wondering
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    Chicken fat suillus?

    In a yard with a big white pine after lots of rain - many in this one spot
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    any idea?

    my buddy flaked, so I never got a chance to look at the shrooms. Thanks for the input
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    Russula ID please

    Those are pretty fungi!
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    any idea?

    kinda figured. maybe more info tomorrow here is the underside at least
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    any idea?

    A friend sent me some relatively poor images of some mushrooms at his house - looks like boletes near pines, if my guess is correct. Chesnuts perhaps? It's been very wet and cool here in Iowa recently, for what its worth
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    Ok cool - didn't bruise it, so not sure about the color change. Not the first one I have seen this year around Des Moines
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    Brown bolete by itself

    Neat. The worms thought it was tasty
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    The oysters I know; just showing off- is the other reishi? Growing on a dead elm stump. Underside was white and possibly porous. Didn’t want to tear up the shroom to take a pic
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    Brown bolete by itself

    I found this in a friends yard, many mature oak trees but this was growing in close proximity to a little pine. Smelled very nice, no staining except a slight yellowing on a small portion of the pores after I broke it into pieces
  11. I chuckled a little a that - we don’t have anything like that until the black hills of South Dakota, I’m in Des Moines. No evergreens in our woods either except for the rare cedar trees like the one I found the trichilomas by
  12. Not sure how common those are in the Midwest. I will keep looking
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    Poss. Russala brevipes

    Top of the cap and spore print look very similar to what I found, that Dave W linked to
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    found a handful of new species

    Stuck a piece of the cap under a plastic cup with one side propped up to allow for slight air flow. It was on a white sheet of paper. I could be mistaken, I didn't save the paper or take a photo
  15. No doubt - white shrooms with gills are one of the last places I’m looking for a wild snack. Bumper crop of golden oysters all summer anyways so I’m well cared for. It does make me wonder how the villagers of days past told the good white mushrooms from the bad when they are so similar apart from habit and practice