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I posted this awhile ago along with poison ivy thing. I never got any anwsers to this part
While I was out I found this patch of mushrooms growing around a tree. A few feet away is a decent sized log (10 feet) covered with more of the same mushroom growing. A few feet from that is a huge dead tree, also covered in these mushrooms. I've been watching these babies often. Every once in a while I'll go back and one or two of three patches will be gone. When ever the patch is gone, most of the stems are there. I guess something natural could be happening..I've also found an empty bag of humus next in this little area. Does this sound like someone is growing them? I can't imagine that that many mushrooms would just disappear. I don't plan on taking any of these, so don't worry. I did take one cap in order to make a spore print though. This is the third flush I've seen grow now. Here is a description of the average mushroom there.
Cap-4-6 cm, convex,Umbonate, moist/sticky, can be scaly with aging, smells a bit like almond
Gills- are a a good distance apart, grey-black
stalk-central, 6-10 cm tall, 1 or 2 cm thick, bulb at base, Fibrous, white, fairly soft
Veil-universal when young, mushroom tip is gold with veil. No piece of the veil is left though.
Habitat-Decaying hardwoods, like i said before, one patch grows around a tree's trunk, one grows on a log, one grows on a dead tree. There are about 50-75 in each patch
Thanks to anyone who can answer. I can get pictures if you'd like.
Since I posted that I have seen the dead tree(fallen over) sprout a huge flush(on a hot day, about 24 hours after rain) They were pretty mature then. With the almost flat cap. These all spread in a much larger area than usual. Parts of the tree have been broken to get to new spots on the ground where spores must have reached a while back. Also, there are some pinning out of the dead stuff around the live tree. Like I said, I can get pictures.
Pans wouldn't be growing on wood. maybe coprinus but some of your description doesn't quite match up with any of them I know either. Whatever they are, they aren't active, but a pic would help if you want an ID.