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Leucopaxillus laterarius
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Leucopaxillus laterarius

Common Name: Hardwood Leucopaxillus

Synonyms:

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White to Slightly Yellowish

Comments: 

Stocky white mushroom with gills running slightly down the stem. This is a decomposer of litter on the forest floor. One key feature to confirm your ID is that the gills of Leucopaxillus easily separate from the cap, as can be seen in the picture below. 

Lookalikes: 

Leucopaxillus albissimus is found under conifers.

Pictures:

Leucopaxillus laterarius

Leucopaxillus laterarius

9/27/11 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Morgan County, IN

Leucopaxillus laterarius

10/13/12 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Morgan County, IN