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|Scientific Name:Letinellus cochleatus; Family Tricholomataceae; Order Agaricales
Habitat: On bases of deciduous stumps, also on decayed or buried wood
Color: Cap is reddish brown, with pinkish-white gills
Size: Cap is 2.5-5 cm in diameter, stalk is 2.5-10 cm long, 0.3-1 cm thick
Gills: Decurrent, close and broad, with toothed edges
Characteristics: The cap is flat with a depression in the center, and has a smooth texture. While the usually live onlyon the bases of trees, some specimens live on the lover trunks as well. They live from July to September in Eastern North Americaas far west as the Great Lakes.
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