AppearanceFruiting Body: Up to 10 cm high and 8 cm across; usually with two to several cap-like structures arising from one or more individual or conjoined stem structures.
Individual Caps: Flat, becoming centrally depressed but without developing a perforated disc; fleshy; bald or nearly so; dry; orange-yellow; the margin fairly thick, becoming wavy to lobed or irregular.
Undersurface: Running down the stem; smooth or with shallow wrinkles or, near the margin, somewhat veined; colored like the cap or paler; bruising and staining dark yellow.
Stem: Up to 4 cm long and 2.5 cm thick; tapering to the base; dry; colored like the cap or paler; fleshy (not hollow); bruising and staining dark yellow.
Flesh: Whitish; soft; unchanging when sliced.
Odor and Taste: Taste not distinctive; odor fragrant and sweet.
Spore Print: Pale yellow.
DistributionSouthern Appalachians, southeastern United States, and Mexico.
HabitatMycorrhizal with hardwoods; grows alone, scattered, or gregariously during summer
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