When: 2010-05-28

Collection location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Kleine (ckleine)

Specimen available

Two caps growing on tree stump in a landscaped area; pileus of larger specimen 16.5 cm at widest point, covered with brown scales; pores cream-colored at time of collection; pores decurrent, largest pores approx 0.5 cm, most approx 0.3 cm; stipe 6 cm long, 3 cm wide; cap margin extends beyond pores by 0.5 cm; distinctive smell—there’s a fungal component and something else I can’t describe exactly, although I would not describe it as “mealy”; flesh white, tough, no color changes; spore print white, spores elliptical. I know the distribution of this species is primarily in eastern N. America, but some sources indicate collections in Washington and California as well—the combination of characters made P. squamosus seem more likely than other “local” possibilities.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA’ to ‘Salt Lake City, Utah, USA’


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Re: first photo
By: Chris Kleine (ckleine)
2010-05-30 17:42:50 MDT (-0600)

Yes. It is the pore surface.

1st Photo
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-05-30 13:19:55 MDT (-0600)

The first photo (#87467) seems odd. Is that a picture of the pore surface near the edge of the cap?