When: 2018-09-06

Collection location: Shope Creek, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)

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Habitat: growing on soil in a forest of mixed hardwoods (oak, tulip poplar, etc.) that also featured mountain laurel, plus conifers (white pine, Carolina hemlock) at a considerable distance.
Cap: diameter 90 mm. Context whitish, 10 mm thick.
Fertile surface: Pores 3/mm with thick walls. Tubes brownish, only 1 mm high. Hymenium not decurrent
Stipe: 37 × 23 mm, equal above a tapering base. Flesh whitish, azonate, eventually graying on exposure,. Riddled with insect damage
Context: fleshy, only slightly brittle
Odor & Taste: No odor. Taste slightly soapy.
Spore color: cream

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Based on microscopic features: spores highly nodular, 4.5-6 × 3.5-4.5 um
Based on chemical features: KOH on context olive green

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