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* Habitat: Found in pasture, growing from soil, lots of grass around. Lateritic rock layer a couple of inches under the topsoil. This was on the Kas Plateau, near Pune, Maharashtra, India. (150 KMs southwest of Pune)
* Characteristics of the gills: Orange-Yellow colored gills. Attached. * Characteristics of the stem: length - 6 cm, diameter 0.6-8 cm, color - bright orange. texture - scaly but smooth stem is solid. * Characteristics of the cap (diameter - 3.5 cm ,color - bright orange, texture - scaly NOT rough, conical, convex * Spore print color - white/faint gray spores (taken on a dark card) * Color that the mushroom bruises - no noticeable color change when bruised * Scent - mushrooms had a faint sickly sweet smell. (rotting fruit even?)
This was a singular mushroom, growing all alone in a huge pasture. Through our rambles, this was the only we saw. Though we did discover many copelandias and coprinus on the same pasture.