When: 2008-11-28

Collection location: Sewanee, Franklin Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)

No specimen available

Beckwith’s Point Trail, 35°12’38.36"N 85°54’0.40"W, el. 587 m. Habitat is oak-hickory woodland on sandstone at the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau. Substrate is two downed hardwoods, perhaps chestnut oaks, Quercus prinus, the most common tree in the area. Younger caps are supple, banded russet brown above, and grading from ochre-brown near the attachment to creamy tan near the rim below. THe undersides seem quite smooth, with no evident pores. Older caps bleach whitish and droop near their rims, taking on a hunched over concave shape. There are hundreds, perhaps a few thousand caps on two adjacent downed trees. When the two latest pictures were taken it was already too dark for the camera to focus properly. Will try to get better photos to replace them at some point.

Species Lists


2008 Nov 28
2008 Nov 28
2008 Dec 14, upperside of fresh, pliant caps
2008 Dec 14, underside of fresh, pliant caps

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Smooth, buffy brown undersides, with no evident pores
-85% (1)
Recognized by sight: purplish tinge near margin on lower side

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oops, sorry!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-03-07 10:05:34 CST (-0600)

On closer inspection, no, there really aren’t any teeth there, are there? :)