Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]
Fruiting body: Cap: flat with a broad central depression, vinaceous-grey, darker at the center and covered by a whitish bloom when fresh. Stalk: simple (with a roundish base), white, becoming hollow, broadly bumpy. Gills: adnate (square) and forked towards the stalk, cream-colored becoming more buff in age, sub-distant.
Dimensions: Cap: around 5cm across. Stalk: 6-7cm tall and 2cm thick
Microscopic features: Spores: creamy-white in mass. Globose to subglobose, ornamented, 7-10µm. Basidia 4-spored. Cystidia present, clavate and thick-walled.
Occurrence: scattered to gregarious (separate or small cluster of separate), on humus-rich ground under cedar trees next to path in cedar area.
Comments and Observations: Chemical test: positive with KOH (yellow). Odor: mild, pleasant.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’
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