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Leratiomyces squamosus (Pers.:Fr.) Bridge & Spooner

Photograph by R. E. Halling ©, 1996

A yellow ochre, viscid pileus that changes to olivaceous with age and a conspicuously squamose stipe below the peronate veil distinguish the taxon. Squamules can sometimes be found on the pileus near the margin. We have only seen this taxon under Quercus costaricensis at 3000 m in the Talamancas. The smooth basidiospores have a conspicuous germ pore.