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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

Spore Print:white

Edibility: Edible

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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