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When: 2007-11-06

Collection location: Whitemarsh, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

small mushroom, clustered on dead maple, no odor
ST: 40×5mm, often off-center, not v straight, hollow, smooth, shiny, same color as cap, staining quite reddish inside, fuzzy white at base
CAP: 30mm wide (to half or twice as large), convex to plane, pale livid yellow to reddish brown esp in center, developing dark cold brown tints in age (bruise?), smooth, no sign of ever being viscid
FLESH: 1.5mm thick, flexible, pale livid yellow
VEIL: never found any signs
GILL: slightly decurrent, close, fine, livid yellowish to maybe a bit dingier than cap
SPORE: print dark purplish brown

Basing my ID on purplish-brown spore print, clustered-on-wood habit, (apparent) lack of veil, and distinctive livid yellow color. Keyed out using Demystified.

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Indeed it is
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2007-11-11 00:18:27 CST (-0500)

The color in the photo is as accurate (on my laptop LCD) as I could make it. Properly white-balancing is always a risky business, though. It was a striking color change, especially end-on if you cut the stem cross-wise. But it eventually turned a boring brown, if I remember right.

Never notice the flesh color before…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-10 23:41:31 CST (-0500)

Is it really as bright as it appears in the last photo? It would be interesting to see if that’s consistent with material found in California.