Collection location: Ti Bar Fire Station, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]
This specimen growing in mixed douglas fir forest. The stem is filled with a firm translucent substance.
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smithiana in youth is completely covered in a fluffy white and flocculent universal veil; both it and the flocculent annulus are easily lost due to age/handling. the extreme, spiky appearance of this particular stipe is probably just environmentally caused.