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.

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

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