County & State:
Ecosystem: Oak-Hickory ... Spruce-Fir ... Riparian ... Aspen Grove ...
Elevation (where relevant):
Solitary Scattered Gregarious Clustered
SUBSTRATE: Soil Moss Sphagnum Litter
Litter type if clearly associated: Oak leaves ... Needle duff ...
Apparent mycorrhizal associate (if any): Mushrooms growing in arcs under dripline of a tree ... growing in a pure stand of trees ... frequently at the bases or within a few feet of a certain tree ...
Trees within 20 feet: Canopy AND understory trees; also saplings, and woody plants in the Ericales (huckleberry, kinnikinnick, etc.). If unidentified, specify hardwood or conifer.
Trees within toppling range: Any tree which, if it were toppled over, could fall on the mushroom.
Rot type: Stringy, white ... Brown cubical ...
Identity of tree (if possible): Many conifers develop branches in annual whorls, allowing at least a guess as to conifer/hardwood.