When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Lemon Lake County Park, Crown Point, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Found at 9:57am.
Mycorrhizal, found growing close to an an oak tree, covered by leaves. The soil it was in was very rocky/broken.
Pileus size: 6cm
Pileus color: black, with some white spots (possibly remnants of the partial veil)
Pileus surface: dry, dull, the large squamose scales were very shiny, soft
Pileal shape: between convex, broadly convex
Pore surface: mostly black with large white spots but inside the pore layer it becomes yellow
Most of the flesh is a black, rough, wood-like layer over a white layer underneath.
Pore shape: angular pores
Stipe color: black/grey
Stipe width: 1.5 cm
Stipe length: 7.5 cm
Stipe shape: solid, lavate
Stipe surface: dry, dull, fibrillose, peels easily, looks like thin wood (costate) as it peels
Stipe base: white rhizoids
Location of stipe: central

Spore shape: globose, ornamentations visible as ridges, dark brown thick outer layer
Spore measurement: 8.8-12.4µm x 7.6-9.2µm

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