Found growing in a path of around twenty under pine with moss and small pine cones.
Cap: 3.5cm in diameter. Appearing black and sparkling in the sunlight, almost shimmery or metallic. Dry fibrous surface, almost soft to the touch, velvety feel. Context chocolate brown, mostly eaten by bugs.
Stem: 4.5cm long, 7 mm wide. Stem’s flesh is pinkish brown, straw and pink/brown fibrous look. Narrowing slightly at the base and having white powdery mycelium ‘down’. Stem snaps like chalk and stains a purple that quickly turns dark brown.
Mycelium ‘hairs’ seemingly redheaded and curling and white at the tips.
Gills: face tan brown, darkening to chocolate at the context. 4mm in depth. One instance of gill forking towards the stem.
Spore prints: will update.
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Created: 2011-02-21 15:25:12 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2011-02-21 15:25:16 PST (-0800)
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