Notes:
Mature and young specimens fruiting from a well rotted Western hemlock log. Cracked, reddish brown caps, decurrent gills, universal veil at maturity, dense white flesh, tapered orange/brown stems, floccose stalk.
This species looks like a white, cracked capped Gomphus or Chroogomphus popping out of conifer logs with a pleasant odor, dense edible flesh, tapered orange stem that extends deep into the log(almost to heartwood in some cases).

Elevation: 3400ft.

Temp: low 80’s.

Link to medicinally significant antibiotic properties found in N. lepideus.
http://www.nature.com/ja/journal/v60/n6/abs/ja200753a.html

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Universal veil, cracked caps(at maturity), flocculent stems, dense flesh and decurrent gills. On conifer substrate.
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With flash for scale and color.
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Decurrent gills appear similar to pine spikes or Pax(only with universal veil).

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