Cream colored cap that was covered with conspicuous orange/brown scales. Gills were crowded, white, and attached to the stem. Stem similar to the cap. The cap was dry. No odor detected.
Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a deciduous forest.
''Leucopholiota decorosa'' is a species of fungus in the Tricholomataceae family of mushrooms. Commonly known as the decorated pholiota, it is distinguished by its fruit body which is covered with pointed brown, curved scales on the cap and stem, and by its white gills. Found in the eastern United States, France, and Pakistan, it is saprobic, growing on the decaying wood of hardwood trees. ''L. decorosa'' was first described by American mycologist Charles Horton Peck as ''Agaricus decorosus'' in.. more