When: 2019-09-05

Collection location: Le Claire, Iowa, USA [Click for map]

(coordinates hidden from public) 182m

Who: Cady (frosted_feline)

No specimen available

This specimen occurred on an island in the Mississippi River in SE Iowa. It was growing on a piece of rotting hardwood driftwood (species ID not available) in a mixed deciduous oak/beech heavy forest within proximity of a moderately used walking trail.
The smell was pleasant and strong, appealing. The mushrooms were silky and kind of “buttery”, with solid, firm flesh in both the cap and stipe. The color was buff yellow and there were fine hairs on the stipe. Both the cap and stipe bruised orangish-brown upon handling/injury. The pictures here are of young G. luteus, and older (more identifiable) specimens have been seen in proximity of this location at other times, although no pictures or specimens were gathered.


Grouping of specimens from the front, showing texture and coloration as well as bruising at points of injury.
Young specimens, underneath. Separation and exposure of gills had not completely occured at this point.
Hardwood this was growing on was not identifiable to me but this specimen did have neighbors appearing next to it.

Proposed Names

92% (3)
Recognized by sight: Buff yellow cap; dry, smooth, silky. Cap flesh firm, pale yellow. Staining orange-brownish where injured. Stipe slightly enlarging below, solid, firm, colored like the cap, developing yellowish-rusty stains when handled, finely haired.
Used references: Posted to multiple Facebook ID sites (Mushroom Identification Forum, Mushroom Identification, etc.) with known experts weighing in on ID utilizing these pictures.

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I was replying to Papikush’s question
By: MycoMuse
2020-04-16 11:42:16 -03 (-0300)
By: Cady (frosted_feline)
2020-04-16 11:26:51 -03 (-0300)

Not sure exactly what you wonder in regards to being serious? The date I found these? Or my ID?

Either way, the date is true for collection and these photos…and I had some concurrence on the ID.

By: MycoMuse
2020-04-16 10:10:44 -03 (-0300)

Not sure if you’re being serious, but these would’ve matured, decayed, and been long gone by October

By: Papikush
2020-04-16 05:36:38 -03 (-0300)

Would you think they are ready now???