Im great with plants, not so much with fungi. Found these under a maple in a fairly wetter spot than others in the woods. As you can see there's the larger white one, then smaller growths of something else. As I mentioned, I'm in southern New Hampshire. Any help, because I have no clue at all, is very appreciated! Thanks!
Samantha, we'll need some more photos in order to ID your mushrooms. Close ups of the gills would be nice. Also, what are they growing on? And are you sure the wrinkly mushrooms in the foreground are not younger versions of the big mushroom in back? Is there a cup or bulb at the base of the big one? Spore prints would helpful, too.
I guess it goes without saying, but please do not eat them, as they could be something really toxic. Beginners should never eat large white mushrooms with white gills and white spore prints.
Thank you for checking my post, I appreciate it. Went out back again and tried getting better pictures. The larger has changed in size (it's at 5") and color since the last picture (Sunday 12th) and the smaller have not changed much. I really couldnt say if they're the same or not, I am pretty amateur. Larger does have widening at the base, and theyre growing in the compost of what appears to be a down maple branch, at the mossy base of another maple.
Samantha, thank you for the updated photos. With the color changes in the cap and the gills, I'm now leaning towards the Aborted Entoloma (Entoloma abortivum). The lumpy masses of tissue in front might be aborted fruiting bodies, but I'm not sure. Here is a description of this extremely unusual species by mushroom expert Michael Kuo:
Thank you so much! I really do appreciate your help. From looking into it further, I think you are right. There were 3 more of those lumpy masses and another bigger mushroom on the base, the other ones also looking very much like what you've suggested. So again, thank you!
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