Growing in moose dung in moist hemlock/birch/pine forest. Caps 0.7 to 4 cm, viscid, some papillate or shallowly umbonate, pale yellow to darker yellow at the center. Stipe viscid, up to 10 cm long, 2-3 mm thick, swollen at the base. White mycelium at the base. Stipe pale yellow, white at the apex. Annulus ephemeral, stained dark from spores. Gills mottled gray at maturity, edges rough, attached, close with many short gills. Spore print purplish black. All flesh cream colored. Spores golden brown in KOH, (11.8) 12.4-15.7 (17.6) x (5.5) 5.9-7.4 (8.1), means 13.7 (SD=1.0) x 6.5 (SD=0.4), n=100. Pleurocystidia and pleurochrysocystidia present but not numerous, cheilocystidia plentiful, caulocystidia in bunches.

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Rough edges on gills
Spores in KOH

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Used references: Halama M and Kudlawiec B. 2014. New localities of Protostropharia alcis (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) in Poland. Acta Mycologia 49:47-57. DOI: 10.5586/am.2014.004
Based on microscopic features: Spore size, color in KOH

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