Observation 191908: Grifola frondosa (Dicks.) Gray
When: 2014-10-10

Notes: This fungus was found growing off of what appeared to be an oak tree under plenty of shade.

It had a mild dirt smell to it.

The pileus of this fungus was 6.3 cm wide. In the newer version had a white color while the older version had a brown color to it as well. Both the surface and the margin were smooth, and the pileus was shaped like an arch. The inside of this fungus was white.

Instead of gills, this fungus had white pores.

The stipe of this fungus was both sessile and smooth, and it was 4.7 cm long and 1.9 cm wide. It had an equal shape, and it had a solid context. Both the inside and the outside of the stipe were white. The base of the stipe was institutious.

The spores had a creamy white color, and they had both oval and circular shapes. They ranged from 4.0-5.8 micrometers in diamter to 4.2-5.4 × 3.2-4.0 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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