Considered rare throughout much of the United States,
this mushroom is infrequent, but certainly not rare in Kansas. At
least a few specimens are collected on forays every summer.
Easily identified by the distinctive network
on the cap in a mature stage, fruiting bodies that are fresh, in moist
conditions, may be perfectly smooth, making identification much more difficult.
The mushroom usually fruits singly or in small groups on wood. A
cluster such as this is unusual.