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I found these mushrooms together all in various stages of growth at our local county park, where the maitaki is abundant!! I thought the stages of growth were interesting and I would like to know what it is.
Habitat - on ground in old woods under a mixture of oak and maples. Gills - pale yellow, attached Cap is 4" and the stem is about 1" with a bulb Stem is a dirty white and almost irredescent with pale yellow cobweb still attached. The base is a pale yellow. Stem is solid and firm. Cap is a pale brown and fades to almost an irredescent yellow tint, spherical, very smooth with very fine black lines. Spore print is a faded brown grey Flesh is dark lavendar to purple when I removed the stem. Can't describe the smell
As you guessed on the other site (where the link goes), those are Cortinarius. The cobweb stuff is called a "cortina", and it's where the genus gets its name. Unfortunately, Cortinarius are almost all extremely difficult to identify accurately to species.