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Description:Basidiomata 8–33 (–48) mm high × 10–38(–55) mm diam., mostly subglobose but sometimes globose, pyriform or elongated, smooth or with some minor folds and indentations. Pileus white to pale cream or pale tan, bruising pale yellow when fresh, faintly striate fibrous or with broad, appressed, barely visible concolorous scales, thin and papery, cracking easily when dry; margin remaining fused to stipe or breaking in small patches around stipe as sporocarp dries. Context 0.5–1.0 mm thick, 0.5–2.5 mm in younger specimens, white to cream colored. Hymenophore initially pale cream to pale tan, firm, moist, becoming dark olivaceous brown then eventually dark brown to greyish black, dry and powdery. Stipe-columella 5–11 mm long × 3–7 mm diam., percurrent or not, central, solid, smooth, projecting beyond hymenophore, cylindrical, tapering or with slightly bulbous base, cream to pale tan colored; context cream to pale tan coloured, no colour change. Odour strongly of almond and cucumber when fresh; taste slightly acrid. Spores (6.0–)7.0–8.0 × 5.4–6.2(–6.5) µm, mean 6.9 ± 0.53 × 5.9 ± 0.35 µm, Q= 1.04–1.34, subglobose to broadly ellipsoid, sometimes obovate, often asymmetrical, smooth, thick-walled, hyaline to very pale yellow in KOH and weakly dextrinoid when young, tan brown to dark brown in KOH when mature. Hymenium totally disintegrated, with no visible structure. Basidia none observed. Pileipellis a cutis 18–58 µm wide, of compact subparallel to patchily interwoven hyaline hyphae 3–5 µm diam., overlying a context 31–90 µm wide, of slightly inflated hyphae 5–8 µm diam. No clamps observed.  
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