Collection location: Cook Co., Illinois, USA [Click for map]
Xerulas have white gills and spores, and broad flaring caps, as well as remarkably long stipes. Mushroom on the left is Xerula furfuracea. Most of the very long, rooting stipe is missing, but sketched in by photographer (it would’ve extended well beyond the plate). This Xerula is often large, with a furry dark stipe, and sometimes marginate gills.
It was displayed at the Illinois Mycological Association 2006 Fungus Fair.