Observation 148273: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-12
(42.5883° -71.6785° 152m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found growing after a day of drizzle as a dense clump of mixed-size basidocarps, from the base of an old stump located in a lawn near mixed woods. Smooth, non-slimy. No color change when bruised. Did not take a spore print before slicing and refrigerating (won’t make that mistake again!).

Looks like Pholiota sp. (adiposa especially, since the flesh is so thick; maybe aurivella?) or Tricholoma sp. I thought perhaps (ringless) honey mushroom, but since I’ve never made a positive ID of that species before, I have little confidence. After being refrigerated overnight, mild fruity aroma, and caps now show scales that were not as clearly evident when fresh. Color when picked was more bright yellow; color has faded into a tawnier color after refrigeration.

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Recognized by sight: Clustered on wood, fruity aroma, scaly dry cap

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