Observation 193083: Boletus pallidus Frost

When: 2014-09-05

Collection location: Marquette Park, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Notes: Found at 10:29 am.
Mycorrhizal, found growing alone near the base of an oak tree, a region that was partially in the shade.
Sand, dirt attached to all parts of the mushroom.
Odor: strong
Pore surface color: light yellow, when pressure was applied, it bruised light brown
Pore surface texture: thin layer,but very tough, solid, crusty,
Pore attachment: normal (adnate to depressed)
Pore shape: angular
Pileus size: 6cm
Pileus color: white with some red/brown bruising,
Pileus surface: dull, slimy, slippery, lubricous (two holes, lined by a pink color, visible that extend half way through the top to the bottom of the pileus,)
Pileal shape: slightly depressed, broadly convex
Pileus margin: smooth, even
No stipe ornamentation. Stipe is not reticulate.
Stipe color: completely cream, white, but some red/brown bruises
Stipe width: 1.6 cm
Location of stipe: central
Stipe length: 4.0 cm
Stipe shape: solid, flared
Stipe surface: dry, dull, thick (lots of red/brown bruises in the middle, more dark red toward the base of the stipe, maybe squamulose
Stipe base: stringose
Spore shape: elliptical, clear, thin
Spore measurements: avg. 21.6-23.2µm x 10.2-11µm

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