Name: Leptonia incana
Authority: (Fr.) Gillet 1876
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 6/1/2002
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 74
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: N 38.9067
Longitude: W 91.5769
City: n/d
County: Montgomery
State: Missouri
Site location: Graham Cave State Park
Habitat: woods - hardwoods & conifers
Moisture conditions: moist
Substrate: needle duff
Reference document: Mushrooms of North America -1991
Author:Roger Phillips
ISBN No: 0-316-70613-2
Page no:137
Spore length: 12 microns
Spore width: 8 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: angular - ellipsoid
Spore print color: salmon pink
Chemical reaction: n/d
Found under cedar trees in soil. The blue-green (teal) staining of the white mycelium coated base when bruised and the almost iridescent color attracted me immediately. The odor is strong, as "Mushrooms of Leptonia incana.Northeastern North America" states, " . . . like rancid buttered popcorn". The Spore Print was taken directly on a glass slide because of the dry condition of the mushroom. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) confirmed that this specimen is Leptonia incana.

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