Oudemansiella gigaspora group – Rooting Shank

Oudemansiella gigaspora group includes Oudemansiella eradicata, Oudemansiella mundroola, Oudemansiella raphanipes, Oudemansiella superbiens and Oudemansiella trichofera (Synonyms Oudemansiella radicata, Xerula australis)

On the ground, attached to underground wood. This tall stately species has a brown cap with contrasts with brilliant white gills. The cap is smooth and slimy when fresh but with age or in dry conditions it becomes radially wrinkled like old skin. The slender stem is covered with fine, pale hairs and looks furry.

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