When: 2009-07-25

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This mushroom’s occurrence in late July is a testament to the unseasonably cool weather we have been experiencing this summer.

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gommon and prolific
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-29 20:56:31 CDT (-0400)

This mushroom can get huge. The occurrence in a saw dust pile outside its range could be the result of imported colonized wood products. In Ohio, this mushroom is most abundant in the Spring, with sporadic fruiting in the fall. Finding it at the end of July was a surprise.

Had something very similar to this
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-07-29 15:18:27 CDT (-0400)

brought it to an Oregon Mycological Society meeting several years ago. Specimen was more massive, growing on massed sawdust rather than a log. Still, large scales on pileus, central stipe with fan-shaped pileus, very pleasant aroma in my opinion, at least as fresh. Only problem? P. squamosus has not been reported from Oregon to my knowledge.