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|Not Likely||-2.0||4.72||1||(Gentleman Forager)|
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I immediately dismissed Omphalotus thinking Jack-O-Lanterns to myself, which it was clearly not (olearius and illudens). Upon further study, I would say it resembled olivascens but was much larger that even the outside average size, there was no staining and this is in Minnesota so highly unlikely. That leaves mexicanus and nidiformis, which it clearly is not.
at least a little. i think the clearest peek is in pic 2. a split in the cap toward the bottom shows relatively deep, pallid-/creamy-yellow gills. this could be spore deposit as much as natural gill color. either way, Omphalotus doesn’t look so far-fetched.
It sounds like you’re pretty convinced it isn’t Omphalotus, and I don’t doubt you, but could you give us a reason that you think it wasn’t? So far, your description doesn’t rule out our most likely candidate, unless the gills were some sort of bright, crazy, day-glo, chrome yellow
Was definitely not Omphalotus
Im having to recall this one from about 2 months ago. It was at the base of an oak and what was so shocking was the combination of size and that mustard yellow color. It was past prime and fairly fragile. I recall turning it over and finding it was gilled and had a substantial stipe. Large deep gills that I THINK were also yellow which again made it a really unique find in my mind. I searched for more photos but can find no additional shots.
What did the underside look like? Can you add a picture?
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