When: 2007-11-19

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

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

large gilled shelf mushroom, on 6" diameter bell tree (Halesia carolina), no odor
ST: stubby, lateral to off-center, white scurfy, solid white inside, tough
CAP: depressed, to 150mm wide or more, pale buff or whitish, glabrous but min soft-bumpy all over, margin flares up and is a bit scalloped and ragged
FLESH: white, tough but flexible, quite thick (this one to 6mm)
VEIL: none
GILL: slightly decurrent, distant, unbranched, wavy, slightly darker than cap, 10mm deep
SPORE: print a striking faint pinkish almost lilac
This one apparently survived two days of freezing weather, getting down into the teens at night, in a fully exposed position at the bottom of a heavily wood valley. Well, no leaves or shrubbery around it, at least! A bit ragged, but still producing spores just fine.

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