A family of 12-15 fruiting bodies growing on a lawn under Taxodium distichum(?). Too young to tell which species it is with certainty, but I gravitate toward the shaggy parasol (in my experience, C. molybdites opens its umbrella well before reaching 8" in height). The flesh stains – noticeably but not prominently – pinkish red on the entire length of the stipe and on the cap context near the stipe juncture, changing to reddish-brown and then brown. This is consistent with C. rhacodes. Odor pungent, somewhat pleasant. These are growing so exposed and may never survive to maturity because someone will surely be tempted to kick them. Will check the gills if they are still around tomorrow.


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