Growing alone in leaf litter in a mixed deciduous forest.
Cap, white, ca 2.5 inches diameter, convex.
Gills, white, close, not attached to the stem.
Veil was present when mushroom found; separated within about an hour to expose gills.
Stem, ca 0.5 inches diameter, fine scales, tapering slightly from base to apex.
Volva thick and prominent. Spore mass, white. Spores, globose, ca. 7-8µ.
Cap stained yellow with 3% KOH


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A thorough set of photos.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-05 22:59:28 EDT (-0400)

Very nice.

You could add one more photo if you have the inclination…a picture of the two-spored basidia. The two sterigmata look like a rabbit’s ears to me. The character is very distinctive; and, so far, none of the new found destroying angels in the eastern U.S. are two-spored. So you can eliminate all of them… when you see the rabbit’s ears.

Very best,


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