Public Description of Gymnopilus liquiritiae (Pers.) P. Karst.

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Name: Gymnopilus liquiritiae (Pers.) P. Karst.
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Cap: 2 — 8 cm in diameter; initially convex, becoming nearly plane to nearly umbonate in age, dry, smooth, rusty brown to orange color, margin even, at length striatulate, cracking slightly in age, flesh pale yellow to pale orange.

Gills: Close to crowded; broad, edges fimbriate, yellowish or pale orange, eventually orange; sometimes with reddish brown spots.

Spore Print: Rusty brown.

Stipe: (1)3 — 7 cm long; (2)3 — 8(10) mm thick; more or less equal, or tapering in either direction; sometimes slightly, even to off-center; smooth or finely fibrous; whitish to pale orange; yellowish or rusty colored mycelium at the base of the stalk. No partial veil.

Taste: Bitter

Odor: Mild or sometimes like raw potatoes

Microscopic features: Spores 7 — 8.5(10) x 4 — 5.5 µm, elliptical; pleurocystidia (inconspicuous), cheilocystidia, pileocystidia and caulocystidia present.

Diagnostic Description:

One of its key distinguishing features is the lack of partial veil.


Widely distributed.


Subcaespitose on conifer, seems to prefer dead hardwood in the southern regions.


May contain the hallucinogen psilocybin.

Description author: Erlon (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2009-08-12 19:20:44 WIB (+0700) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2009-08-12 19:21:41 WIB (+0700) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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