Hey.. this one stumps me completely. The mushroom in these pictures was a 'small' one. That thing it is leaning up against is a pencil sharpener. The cap is about 4 inches diameter. The mushroom is about 7 inches high. It was growing at the base of a conifer. The bigger mushrooms around it were growing in a tight group with overlapping caps. some of the caps were bowed due to lack of space to expand (like a piece of paper bows if you push on opposite edges) The largest of the caps was easily 10 inches diameter. (Giants) Another of the mushrooms were actually growing out of the tree about one foot up from the ground. The tree did not look like it was in any way dead. I did not have my camera with me at the time. I go back next week and hope they will still be there. Any Ideas?