Observation 193038: Sarcodon Quél. ex P. Karst.

This fungus was surrounded by a lot of plant covering including many ferns. It was next to dead leaves as well, and large trees provided shade. It was found right next to the trail about .25 miles in.

It had no distinct smell.

The pileus of this fungus was 14.3 cm in diameter, and it was brown with small bits of cream scales coming off of it. It had a both rough and dry surface with an innately scaley and squamulose margin. Overall, the pileus had a slightly depressed shape, and on the inside, it was a whitish cream color.

This fungus had creamy white tines coming off of the bottom of the pileus.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it was 6.7 cm long and 2.9 cm wide. It had an overall equal shape, and the inside looked stuffed. This was most likely because of organisms consuming part of the stipe. On the outside, it had a light brown and cream color, and on the outside, it had a cream and a dark brown color. The base was institutious.

The spore print for this fungus was brown, and the spores had an ornamented shape to them. They ranged from 5.6-6.4 micrometers in diameter.

Proposed Names

26% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Based on microscopic features: Spores
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: oak leaves = S. underwoodii sensu eastern north america most likely

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