Collection location: Lake Street Beach, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]
This fungus was found growing next to an elm tree and marram grass in a moist environment. It was located about .5 miles away from the actual Lake Street Beach trail. It was also found growing in groups of two’s and three’s.
This fungus had a classic mushroom smell to it.
The pileus of this fungus ranged from 10 to 16 cm in diameter, and it had an orange brown color with concentric rings. Its surface was smooth, and its margin was smooth with a rolled margin. The overall pileus shape was infundibulum, and the inside of it was a creamy white color.
The gills of this fungus were adnate, and they had an even margin that was slightly eroded in some places. This was most likely due to the environment that it was found in. The gills were light tan in color, and they were approximately 1 mm wide. They were spaced about 1 mm apart. There were regular lamellae located near the edge of the pileus.
This fungus did not have a volva or an annulus.
This fungus had a stipe that was smooth, and it ranged from 3.5 to 4.5 cm in length. It had an overall tapered shape towards the base, and the inside of it was hollow. The inside color of the stipe was a creamy white, and it had a strigose base.
The spores of this fungus were light tan, and they had an ornamental shape. Their size ranged from 6.8 to 8.4 microns in diameter.
*Another key feature of this fungus was the white latex that oozed from the gills when they were cut or damaged.
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