When: 2007-11-15

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

many large mushrooms of various ages scattered under eastern white pine
ST: 100×15-25mm, bulb at base, white, shaggy fibrillose below ring, becoming hollow in age, flesh unchanging, central
CAP: to 80-100mm wide, hemispherical to plane, vivid golden yellow to yellow-orange in center, striate near margin, covered with 1-3mm wide pyrimidal white to brownish warts that wash off easily in rain, viscid and slimy when wet
FLESH: white, to 5mm thick, flexible, fragile, unchanging
U VEIL: mostly visible as warts on cap, also concentric rings of scales on bulb
P VEIL: superior skirt-like ring on stalk, white, smooth above, shaggy-fibrillose below, some yellow globby bits clinging to margin presumably from universal veil
GILLS: white, erose margin, close, free, to 7mm deep
SPORE: print white

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