-2 specimens fruiting in vegetable garden in wood chips
-Large specimen: cap 14 cm x 2.5 cm (including gills), context up to .5 cm thick, thickest near center; stipe 12 cm x 1 – 2.5 cm
-Small specimen: cap 11 cm x 2 cm (including gills), stipe 9 cm x 1 -2 cm
-Caps white, small concentric brown scales, solid brown in center, broad umbo; surface dry, smooth, margins slightly striate and sometimes large v-shaped splits on margins
-context and gills white
-Stem brown, white near apex. Enlarged (bulbous) toward base, then narrowing to a point at bottom with copious white rhizomorphs extending from base
-gills broad, (barely) free, white
-Cap, context, gills, stem bruises yellow, then slowly to dull reddish brown
-Mild taste, no odor detected
-spore print white


Proposed Names

83% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Southeast (Elliott & Stephenson)
Mushrooms of the Southeastern U.S (Bessette et al)
Based on microscopic features: spores smooth, elliptical to broadly elliptical, tiny germ; 7.5-13 × 5 -9 um pore

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