I found these yesterday growing scattered and in small clusters gregariously in grass between 2 large red oaks. There were probably at least 50 of them there. The pores were small and bruised dull blue quickly and then faded to dull grey before fading to brown. The stem was yellow beneath a layer of pinkish-red pruina that sometimes broke into patches. The stem also had the same staining reaction on the surface. The outer layer of many of the stems had split and peeled back. The cap surface was dry, slightly roughened and stained brown. The largest fruiting bodies had cap diameters of about 5 cm and total heights between 6 and 7 cm. The context in the cap and stem was yellow, dense, firm, sticky to slimy and did not bruise. The odor was slightly sweet and reminded me of some sort of multivitamin I’d taken before. The taste was somewhat sweet and fruity and also reminded me of some sort of multivitamin. The cap surface tasted the same but not as strongly when licked. NH4OH flashed blue green on the cap before resolving to yellowish-brown, negative on context, slightly yellowish on stem. KOH reddish-brown on cap, negative on context, yellowish-brown on stem. FeSO4 dull grey on cap, negative to grey on context, grey on stem. Growing in same spot as obs 265035.

Species Lists


NH4OH on cap soon after being applied.
Pruina toward base of stipe.
Pruina toward middle of stipe.
More fruiting bodies. These are a bit more dried out and the pores are a bit browner.
Pruina toward apex of stipe.
Pores and context. The blue above the pores smeared from the pores onto the context when I cut it. I cut from the top down but I did wiggle the blade a bit when I got to the apex of the stem.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing in same spot as obs 265035 which had blue staining in the stem context.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
No one has commented yet.