Public Description of Gymnopilus P. Karst.

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Name: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae

General Description:

Small to large mushrooms, collyboid body form, with adnexed gills on a central stipe, spores brown in deposit. Cap with brown, orange, and pink-purple colors, non-hygrophanous. Saprotrophs found on rotting wood. Spores dextrinoid to non-dextrinoid, warted, without a plage. Usually with bitter taste, and turning brick-red-black in KOH.

Diagnostic Description:

Different from Pholiota in lacking a viscid or scaly cap, from Cortinarius and Hebeloma as a saprotroph on wood, from Galerina in lacking a plage, and non-hygrophanous and non-striate cap.

Description author: Douglas Smith (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Erlon

Created: 2010-04-23 19:53:42 PDT (-0700) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2012-07-14 00:43:42 PDT (-0700)
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