Collection location: Kelsy Creek Sanctuary Lake Gilmer, Upshur Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]
Who: L G Price (LG_Price)
Habitat – These were in tall grasses near large Water Oak, Sweet Gum and other hardwoods, on a small slope.
Taste- Didn’t taste it. Probably poisonous.
Smell- spicey woodsy smell.
Cap – 2 inch wide for the largest with cap spread out. large umbra at top. Dark brown velvety for younger cap. Larger caps became shiny, almost metallic looking with radial striations. The caps were bell shaped, staying much deeper than others of this species. Slightly rolled under at edges.
Gills – Flesh color. Darker at edges probably due to spore. Close with short gills of varying length. See photo. Notched almost free of stem.
Stalk – 2 – 2.5 inches long. Rectangular. Fibrous, hollowing, pliant but easily broken. . White mycelium seen at base.
Mycellium – white
Spore – Reddish brown spore. I obtained a sparse spore print.
Spore Size –
[20/1/1] L (-9.1) 9.3 – 11.7 (-12.3) μm x W (-) 7.7 – 9.5 (-9.6) μm, (L = 10.4 μm, W = 8.6 μm), Q (-1.10) 1.13 – 1.30 (-1.31), Q = 1.22 Broadly Ellipsoid
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