West Block GNP – 70 mile butte trail – aspen (Populus tremuloides) mini forest area (a more accessible West Block forest – a taste of the East Block larger areas)

Growing from an eroded slope of grey shale at the edge of the forest (but still below the trees and Russula (forest mushrooms) were also growing from the slope)

Bright yellow interior where rotted out from maggots. Definite sterile base present, tapering somewhat to base (like a classic mini ice cream cone). “Cap” has x markings on it and “stalk” (sterile base) has similar but more scaley (can see in picture). Has some definite wrinkles where head meets stalk (though perhaps mostly from drying). Looks to already have some irregular rupturing and pockmarks. Size medium-large: 7cm tall (to bottom of base), head 6cm wide, base 2.5cm wide.

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Used references: Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada (Barron 1999) (under Calvatia excipuliformis)

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