Observation 188209: Grifola frondosa (Dicks.) Gray
When: 2014-10-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -This specimen was found growing at the base of an oak tree. It appeared to resemble a rosette structure.
-The smell was of a typical mushroom that was mild, but not unpleasant.
-Instead of gills, the structure had tiny pores all along the underside of the branching stems.
-Overall, the structure was a cream white color underneath. The top portion had a light beige color.

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Rosette at the base of an oak tree
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Small portion of the large cluster
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The undersurfaces of the stem.
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Spores under 40x magnification

Proposed Names

81% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Sizable rosette at the base of the tree
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven

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