Notes: Growing in leaf litter under old mature Oak. Numerous seen in the Oak litter.
(note – very similar to MO 194573 – spore sizes similar)
Cap – (1.25 inch across) dark brown, dry – younger specimens were bell shaped. Older specimens more convex. Thin dark flesh – see photo.
Gills – white, close, adnate with notch, short connection to stem, see photo.
Stipe – very long (3.5 inch) compared to cap. Fibrous, breaking easily and cleanly. Solid, brown wet flesh. All stipes were conspicuously twisted. Base growing from white mycelium attached to ground or leaf litter. Mycelium could be seen on stalk for bottom 1/3 of stipe.
Smell – mild, slightly spicey.
Spore Print: Pinkish-brown.
Spore – ellipsoid, 5-6 sided. smooth, heterodiametric.
[20/1/1] L (10.2-) 10.3-12.9 (-13.8) μm x W (7.1-) 7.6 – 8.9 (-9.2) μm, (L = 11.4 μm, W = 8.3 μm), Q (1.16-) 1.18-1.56 (-1.62), Q=1.39 ellipsoid
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