Growing in grass under mature pitch pines and young scrub oaks.
The medium-brown cap is pulvinate-convex, 7 cm across and 1.5 cm thick in the middle. The pore surface is whitish to pale cream, bruising brown. The tubes are 8-9 mm deep, bruising brown. The yellow-brown, densely granulose-punctate stipe, slightly bent, and tapering downward stipe is 5 cm long, 2.3 cm wide in the apex, 2 cm wide in the middle and 1.7 cm wide near the base. The context is white, hyaline-marbled in the stipe, slowly staining brownish. The odor is slight and unpleasant. The taste is mild at first, then slightly bitter. KOH on cap = dark brown.


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