Cap was large, about 7-8 inches across.
Smell – I didn’t notice a strong smell.
Spore Print – Deep Salmon Pink
[30/1/1] L (-6.5) 6.8 – 8.1 (-8.2) μm x W (-4.3) 4.7 – 5.5 (-5.6) μm, (L = 7.5 μm, W =5.1 μm), Q (-1.27) 1.38 – 1.56 (-1.67), Q = 1.49 Ellipsoid
Lengths are less than those reported for this species in MushroomExpert.
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not many mycophiles in Northeastern Pa. either, and most of them cover Game lands or State parks/forests thereby eliminating much prime private lands where a plethora of fungi may be found. How many square feet of land may be fully scanned in a few hours excursion, and how much is completely overlooked? I sometimes wonder if mushroom clubs should hunt mushrooms like a “deer drive”, collect everything, document all finds according to date, time , temperature, moisture, soil conditions, etc. Construct a grid for the days finds and repeat this procedure over many weeks, months, etc. How many acres of an ecosystem may be covered this way in a year?
It’s one I hoped to find some day. I was surprised to see it at my local arboretum pond. I’ve only been at this mushroom hunting hobby for about 2 years, so it was a pleasant surprise to find one so easily.
I wonder if they are more prevalent in the southeast. The maps don’t show this but there are not so many people looking for mushrooms in the southeast.
I only saw this mushroom once in 1981 or 1982. It was found in a wound on a Sugar Maple in Larksville Pa. and shared with me by a fellow tree trimmer at that time.
A plant savy friend has corrected me on this – it’s American Elm.
I was lucky, the stump had stems growing from the base. Alternate simple leaves, double serrated, 4 inches long.
I believe the stump is Oak but I need to go back and confirm that.
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