Observation 191903: Pholiota limonella (Peck) Sacc.

This fungus was found growing off of a dead log with lots of shade and leaf litter around.

It did not have a distinct odor not a taste.

The pileus of this fungus was 4.7 cm in diameter, and it was yellow. It had both a smooth surface and a smooth margin, and it was broadly convex in shape. On the inside, it was a creamy white color.

The gills of this fungus were both mildly adnexed and adnate, and they had an even margin. They were creamy white in color, and from the stipe, they were .9 cm long. They were about 1 mm wide, and they had .5 mm spacing. The lamellae on this fungus were regular, and they were also spaced about .5 mm apart.

The stipe of this fungus was central, and the surface was squamulose. It was 5.1 cm and 1.2 cm wide. It had an equal shape, and it was solid on the inside. On the outside, it was yellow, and on the inside, it was creamy white. It had an institutious base.

The spores of this fungus were very dark brown, and they had an oval shape. They ranged from 6.2-8.0 × 3.8-4.6 micrometers.

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Based on microscopic features: Spores

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