On well decayed coast live oak.

Cap pubescent.

Taste peppery, numbing the mouth for a few minutes.

Spores 4 × 3 microns, globose-elliptical, with a conspicuous hilar appendage. Maybe slightly ornamented.

Gills serate.

Cheilocystidia not extremely common, but not rare. Of at least 2 types, one with a sharp apex and green spots inside, and the other with a squarely cut off apex, less common.


pileipellis cross section
pileipellis cross section
pileipellis cross section
cap trama
serrate gill edge
gill edge
gill edge
gill edge
gill edge
flat cheilocystida

Proposed Names

54% (1)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Recognized by sight: Small, fine hairs on the cap, on live oak
Used references: MD page 144,
Based on microscopic features: Spore size and shape matches
Based on chemical features: Peppery taste

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