Collection location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, USA [Click for map]
Who: Tiffany (tcaluag)
Found at the base of a maple tree. Shows a clumped habit.
Pileus: Broadly parabolic/conic shape. Breadth measures 2 cm x 2 cm. Top of pileus is a dark brown, the middle is a golden brown, and the edges are brownish/purplish black. Surface is smooth, almost waxy.
Pileus flesh: Consistency is firm. Thickness of 12 mm x 2 mm. Has a light brown color. No changes to flesh over time.
Hymenophore: Free attachment. Length of 2 cm. Color is ivory when young and darkens to a chocolate brown as it matures. Edges are chocolate brown and even. There are 4-5 gills per mm and is very tightly packed.
Stipe: Has an equal shape. Size is .4 cm x 7.5 cm. Surface is smooth and has an ivory color. Flesh color is also ivory. Becomes darker when bruised or bent.
Spore Color: Dark chocolate brown
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