Some mushrooms exude an odor of putrefaction.
Stem - The stem is hard and hollow, that is sometimes off-centered.
The ground was a clearing but with a lot of white pine and a few immature oak, maple, and poplar.
It is an , and is sold in rural markets in China, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Blue spores can be dark and light blue.
Description: Even stranger still, the mushroom itself, which most of us think is a sort of short-lived plant that pops up and then disappears, is actually just the fruiting body of a much longer-lived organism that is growing out of sight and can sometimes cover an acre or more of ground.