Notes: Dozens of specimens found in large fairy ring under redwoods in the Sacramento State arboretum.
KOH: Yellow on gills, cap & other tissue.
NH3: Orange on cap. NR on gills & flesh.
Hemispheric cap smooth to lightly scaly with age.
Average cap had a 5cm diameter, 2.5cm height. Gray/white and tan coloration, with patches of yellow on cap margins.
Stalk 11mm thick, with 4mm central “pith” and subtle <1 mm central hole.
Immature specimens had a membranous veil. the central portion of the veil was smooth, the remaining 12mm portion was scaly and rough. Mature specimens had a mostly shriveled, small volva. Gill coloration was darker, almost buff. Gills were free and crowded, but short — only 20% of cap height was gills, the remainder was normal fruiting body tissue.
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