I was not able to identify this specimen in the field. It was growing in a Douglas Fir- and Hemlock-dominated forest that is very dense and dark. It was not obviously growing out of wood, but much of that forest floor is composed of decaying stumps and branches. This particular area was recently disturbed by people setting up an outdoor ropes course, bringing in mixed conifer chips, hay bales, and foot traffic.
The central specimen in these photographs was the only one in a small colony that had fully expanded its cap. It was also hollow and dry at the bulbous end of the stipe, possibly bug-eaten. No distinct smell that I could detect.
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