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What kind of shroom am I?

 
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Pale yellow to dark brown. Growing from a moss-covered log. Curved stem. Ridges under cap. Southern Ohio.
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Spores
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Stem
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Log. Fruiting is on the northern, downhill side. Log sits perpendicular to the slope.
 
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Is it a jack-o-lantern? The cap looks more domed and it doesn't really look very orange but this might not be new growth.
 
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It could be an older Galerina marginata. Deadly galerina.
 
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Did you get a spore print?
 
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I have not taken a spore print yet. I will do that and report back here.

The log on which they are growing appears to be ERC/VJ.
 
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Hope you don't mind if I post my own pics here - I was just about to make my own mushroom ID thread and figured might as well not clutter up the site

I have two different mushrooms growing out of a mulched area that may still have some cardboard and decomposing grass below it. The mulch is a mix of woodchips that I got for free - some conifers, some hardwoods. The two mushrooms are growing about 10 feet from each other.

I see the brown one all the time on my mulched beds and hugel beds but I have not seen the grey/black one before.

Does anyone know what these two are?

Thanks!
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Brown mushroom
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Grey black mushroom
 
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They second one may be a morel.
 
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Thanks! Talked to one of my friends and he agrees with you.
 
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It’s best to cut them open to make sure they are completely hollow.

Morels are great!
 
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The first picture is really a great picture.  Is that mushroom growing on wood?
 
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Ken W Wilson wrote:The first picture is really a great picture.  Is that mushroom growing on wood?



It is growing out of an area covered by woodchips.
 
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Discina perlata, pigs ear mushroom, possibly. I’ve never seen one before, so I can’t say for sure.

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I would not eat them. It’s also known as Gyromitra perlata, and that family usually contain toxins.
 
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Ken W Wilson wrote:They second one may be a morel.



My wife and I harvested a couple morels and added them to a homemade pizza! Very tasty! I hope more show up this year and future years! Thanks again for helping with the identification!
 
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The (possibly) galerina disappeared before I could get a spore print. I'll get one when it comes back.

Can anyone help identify this one? The first two grow on wood chip mulch in the shade of a burning bush and a weigela. The third one grows near a cup tray, also on wood chips, where I had some tomato starts growing in dixie cups.
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Under the weigela.
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They blend in to their surroundings quite well.
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Under the burning bush.
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Dried out but this is the underside
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The third one. Is this the same kind?
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Is this related to it or something else?
 
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Daron, the second mushroom you posted is not a morel.  It does have a similar outer shell appearance to the morel, but a morel is a pointed cone shaped mushroom.  This is likely one that is known commonly as a false morel.  Do not eat it.  Here is a link to an article that shows right shape of morels. Yummy Morels Image  The stem is hollow, the cap is attached to the stem and is part of the same hollow, if you dissect it.  That is the shape and description.  Anything else; do not eat.  Also, do not consume alcohol with morel mushrooms.  
 
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Is the last one Stemonitis fusca?
 
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The one that looks like a morel probably is.Morels are often misshapen by objects in the way as they are growing or possibly it was stepped on. Should be completely hollow though.  



 
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