Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Local name: Lueki Shamong
Edibility: Edible and delicious when fruit bodies are very young.
Habitat: Terrestrial beside highways, trails and disturbed soil and solitary to gregarious.
Description: Cap: 5-15cm tall, 3-6 cm diameter, cylindrical to ovoid-elongate when young and elongate-campanulate with age, surface fibrillose-scaly, uplifted, white to pinkish-beige toward the margin when young, turning blackish with age, shaggy scales, margin lined at maturity. Hymenophore: Free and crowded gills, white when young, turning blackish-brown with age. Stem: 5-15 cm tall, 1-2 cm wide, equal with tapering to the apex, surface fibrillose, white to pinkish white, turning light brown when handled. Ring: In the midsection of the stem, movable, fibrillose and white. Flesh: White. Spore Print: Blackish.
Comments: This species is easily recognized by the shape of the fruit body, with the cap cylindrical, elongate when young, turning campanulate with a revolute margin at maturity, and finally becoming deliquescent. (a processthat occurs when the cap tissue, including the hymenophore in mature specimens, digests itself and melts into a dense black liquid, like black ink).