Observation 171573: Thelephora vialis Schwein.
When: 2014-07-15
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Thelephora vialis
Voucher #: BA23
Date: July 16, 2014
Collectors: Keith Simmons, Charles Cortez
Location: Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area – Slaughter Creek Trail, Georgia
Habitat: Soil of hardwood forests.
Notes: Seen on ground, solitary. Flesh was thick and leathery with fan shaped folds coming from a common base. Forms similar to a rose bud. Yellowish tan fan fold tips and brown towards base. Folds slightly wrinkled. Found near hardwoods. Spores angular, 5µm. Fungi was relatively fresh.
Rationale for ID: AKA “earth fan”. Solitary with leathery flesh. Radially aligned and can be slightly hairy towards base. Darker browner color towards base. Tan/yellow/white colored fan/spoon/wide folds. Stem 5-50 × 5-50 mm. Odor sharp to fetid when drying. Descriptions in Rogersmushrooms.com matches our observations.

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Used references: Rogersmushrooms.com
Based on microscopic features: Anguar spores, 5 micrometres

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