Mushroom ID?

kccrafts kcb at
Wed Sep 15 18:37:15 EST 1999

Ok,  Gilled or not? How big is the cap?  Though it is impossible to
identify anything without the mushroom in hand, it sure is fun to play the
ID game in this newsgroup.. The game seems to start every fall.  But
without knowing the spore material or cap size I would recomemd looking up
'Lepiota rachodes' due to the size of the raised projections on the cap. 
But, it is only a thought since I don't have enough info to guess!  kc

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On 13 Sep 1999 Fungi01 at wrote:

> today we were out hunting in a hickory woods in Pennsylvania and found 
> collybia subnuda growing on small twigs in moss.  We found a different 
> mushroom about 6 inches away from a dead hickory stump comming out of the 
> soil that from the top appeared to be a bolete but when my wife pulled it up 
> we discovered we had something very unusual.  The cap is circular and 
> brownish colored and has a wavy margin.  The cream colored pores decend 
> partway down the stalk.  The stalk is beige colored and about 1 inch wide and 
> 1 1/4 inch tall, it is central.  It has a root that is dark brown colored it 
> is about 1/2 inch wide and an inch long but was much longer because it broke 
> off when pulling it up, even where it broke it is still 1/2 inch wide.  As 
> for its really unusual feature the cap also has triangular raised projections 
> that are about 1/4 inch tall and wide!!!  There are about a dozen of them.  
> So far i looked in the 4 vol. Fungi of switzerland, Alan Bessette's fungi of 
> north eastern North America, George Barron's Book, and The Lincoff's Audubon 
> guide but i cant even find a genius not to mention a species.  This is a real 
> puzzle since it has such distinctive features.  Have any ideas?  
>                   John

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