Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by Down311, May 26, 2017.
hey everyone im curious if anyone can help identify these little mushrooms from the yard...
The look fairly similar to the ones I have tentatively ID'd as Panaeolina foenisecii in my back yard. But I am NOT a mycologist by any means and I do not play one on TV. Many LBMs look the same.
they do look quite similar and share the features listed... i appreciate the reply as i have no real identification skills.... an area i def need to study...
Never saw this post, sorry. Those are most likely pan foes. If you did spore prints, they probably came out dark brown. Sometimes they get very dark brown, to the point that people convince themselves the print is jet black, and thus panaeolus cinctulus. Although, even if it was you would need about 50 to trip. Convex cap, as usual, but I often find specimens in my yard that are umbonate, with a defined "nipple." Hygrophenous, meaning that they show color differences based on moisture content. Bare, fragile stipe, although they appear pruinous (powdered) when the grass is still dewy and evaporating like in that one pic you have up there. The gills are light brown, but as the spores are produced, they start to appear more mottled (darker, speckled). Cap becomes a sort of tan, when dry, with a shine to it. If you are looking for cinctulus, you want extremely well fertilized areas, often in thick patches of grass. Hope this helps.
that was a very helpful post thanks... and i just wanted to identify them because the kids found them and were touching them... and funny you mentioned well fertilized because these were in the same area the dogs used a lot and after a year of them the grass got thicker there than anywhere else on the property and the next year these big white mushrooms that looked like shaggy mane popped up... now these lil brown/tan ones
It was probably a field mushroom.
Shaggy mane popped up, yum
possibly... if they come back i will photo them... they were quite large and def had large white oval shaped caps... they got mowed last year though before caps opened
I just saw this post too. They look like foes to me as well
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