Pisgah Woods

This Old Man of the Woods looked different.  The cap was a lighter color and shaggy rather than having spiky scales.  Mushroom Expert describes the the Strobilomyces confusus as "rather unkempt".  This one looked like that.  The cap measured 3.75".  It looked taller than normal.
Strobilomyces confusus

The underside looked lighter than normal, in a specimen this large.

Section.  Turns reddish brown but not the tubes.

Spore print was dark brown.  Spore measured 9.6 x 7.7 microns.  No visible reticulation.

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