When: 2015-10-10

Collection location: Tallassee Highlands, Clarke Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)

No specimen available

Three cohorts under conifers in land that was agricultural 50 years ago.
Two cohorts of 20-30 individuals under juniper, one under pines.
Individuals persist several weeks.
Spore print WHITE.
Gills separate from context.
Taste bitter.
Odor mildly fragrant.

UPDATE: The same patch has appeared every year in the late summer or fall under the same juniper tree. Now four years later (fall 2018) the patch is in a clear fairy ring.


Dense mycelial mat.
Dense mycelial mat.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight: If correct, then the layer of gills should be easily separated form the cap context.
15% (2)
Recognized by sight: Perhaps a more correct name for L. albissimus.

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By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-10-11 20:26:26 CDT (-0500)

Thank you, this one has been bothering me. Mats of white mycelia binding leaves also fits.

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