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Wrinkled Peach (Rhodotus palmatus)

Wrinkled Peach

Wrinkled Peach (Rhodotus palmatus) is a small to medium-sized, easily recognized but infrequently found gill mushroom. It is found scattered or in small groups on fallen, rotting hardwoods, especially on elm but occasionally also on basswood and maple. Before the middle of the twentieth century this mushroom was rare in North America. With the advance of Dutch elm disease the number of dead elms has greatly increased as has the population of this mushroom. There are no similar species. The lightly-colored netted surface is distinctive.