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  1. I am fairly certain this is a species of phellinus, but haven't a clue how to get any further than that. my field guide is no help and am not getting anywhere online. ID idea? decayed log, upstate NY.
  2. found on very decayed wood in upstate new york, early november.
  3. found these on 11/1 growing near pines in upstate NY. White spore print. Not having any luck with preliminary ID searches.
  4. found growing near hemlocks in upstate new york. dark brown spore print and flesh did not stain or bruise when cut. it had a strong smell - I thought it smelled like old bouillabaise, slightly fishy and scented with anise, but my co-worker thought it smelled like motor oil, possibly a phenolic odor?
  5. I have found lactarius subpurpureus in that location before, but it did not occur to me to slice the mushroom shown in the photo open so I am not sure about the latex. I used white printer paper for the spore print. I'll attach a photo. Thank you Dave, I have learned so much in just a few short months from this forum and your very helpful comments!
  6. found growing near beech + hemlocks in upstate new york. it was quite old when I found it and has begun to turn green, but it smells very strongly of fruity pebbles. spore print is pale yellowish/creamy/brown. its cup shape (which was more pronounced in an even older specimen) made me think some sort of clitocybe.
  7. at first I was fairly sure I had h. americanum, then I thought no, must be h. erinaceus, and now I think h. americanum again. Can anyone offer insight into the best way to distinguish between those two hericium species (and potentially others). dead hardwood, upstate NY.
  8. what kind of paper is best for spore prints? I tried doing construction paper over the summer but it was too absorbent. Standard printer paper has worked well but it would be nice to have dark paper to capture white or lighter prints. I think I saw a photo recently of a spore print taken on a two tone sheet and would love to know where to find those. Any recommendations welcome
  9. the gills, which were quite brittle, did not change color or exude milk when touched. does that preclude it from being a tricholoma species?
  10. Interesting, I will try on a piece of foil today and see if that gives a truer shade. Thank you!
  11. found growing near beech trees in upstate new york. the third photo is of a mushroom growing right next to it, not sure if it's the same thing.
  12. thanks. just read they have a strong radish-like smell, i'll have to go sniff some later.
  13. I found this single specimen growing near beech trees in central new york. it was fairly degraded. could it be boletus edulis? the netting at the top of the stipe and the color are what make me think so, but the cross section does not favorably compare with those i've seen of other b. edulis.
  14. I've seen these popping up all over the woods, exclusively on very decayed stumps. are they fawn mushrooms?
  15. found this growing alone near decayed hardwoods in central new york state. Only the pores stain blue. I did not smell it. I walked past it over the course of 3 days and it did not get any bigger. All the red and yellow boletes look almost the same to a newb! ID help would be great.
  16. This mushroom caught my eye on a rainy walk earlier, growing near beech trees in upstate new york. Any idea of what it is?
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