Collection location: Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Twp., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]
A single fruitbody growing in rich humus over sand in pine & oak(?) woods across from 23 Laurel Ln 08088 (Tibbs Lake area).
The cap is 7.5 cm in diameter and its flesh is 0.8 cm thick in the middle; the gills are 6-7 mm wide; the curved stipe is ~8 cm long, 1.3 cm wide at the apex/juncture with the stipe, 1.1 cm wide at its narrowest point (~2 cm below the apex) and 2.5 cm wide max in the bulbous base. The appressed PV/annulus is positioned just below the mid-point of the stipe. The exposed flesh slowly turned pale pink around the stipe-cap junction, just above the gills and along the edges in the upper part of the stipe. The odor is sweet and pleasant, with a bitter chocolate note; no info on the taste. KOH on cap = negative. Spore measurements TBD.
The specimen was not saved on account of it being old and insect-damaged.
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I understand you hesitation. I will try to find it again — I remember the collection site location for 111435.
I am much less confident about any ID for the 111435 obervation.
That would be my best guess. Pileus pigment is the right color.