Habitat: hemlock forest
Substrate: duff
Abundance: Many
Additional notes: Taste very peppery.

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By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2016-08-30 03:43:51 CST (+0800)

L. piperatus has even closer gills and is mostly pure white. L. deceptivus has slightly broader gills and a cap that is/turns brownish and peels to develop scales. The margin is only inrolled when young, should still be soft and peelable in age. Brownish staining can take a while.

Jimmiev – why do you feel it is L. deceptivus rather than L. piperatus
By: Chris Neefus (Chris Neefus)
2016-08-29 06:48:55 CST (+0800)

The gills are closely spaced, it is not discoloring brownish, and the margins are not incurled? Are there other characters that I am missing?