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I did not dig it up! I don’t recall that this had marginate gills; I believe it was pure white, but I will check other photos. Gill shot was of poor quality;

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Specimen from NAMA table in Clarion, PA for reference only

Proposed Names

20% (2)
Recognized by sight: Saw on the table NAMA
63% (3)
Recognized by sight: X. rubrobrunnescens should have marginate gills.
Used references: It’s now in the genus Hymenopellis

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And kill it?
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-08-19 09:40:19 PDT (-0700)

I understand digging it up is important to identifying the species. I was mesmerized by this wrinkly translucent cap. I felt like that was all I needed.

I can’t see marginate gills in your photo either…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-19 09:04:09 PDT (-0700)

see this description for rufobrunnescens:

next time Martin, try your hand at digging up a Xerula! Their loooooong rooting stipes are a real challenge to collectors.