When: 2017-09-04

Collection location: Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Twp., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

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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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-09-07 12:29:25 PDT (-0700)

I understand you hesitation. I will try to find it again — I remember the collection site location for 111435.

By: Rick Kerrigan (rwkerrigan)
2017-09-07 12:14:33 PDT (-0700)

I am much less confident about any ID for the 111435 obervation.

Thank you,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-09-07 08:54:39 PDT (-0700)

Dr. Kerrigan, for your endorsement of the proposal. What about obs 111435? Is it the same?

By: Rick Kerrigan (rwkerrigan)
2017-09-07 05:14:50 PDT (-0700)

That would be my best guess. Pileus pigment is the right color.