Observation 118457: Gymnopilus sapineus (Fr.) Murrill

Mixed tree plantation, conifer and hardwood. Douglas fir section, 7-12 year old trees.
Eight bright yellow-orange to red fruit bodies growing scattered along several small, moss covered branches of suspected Douglas fir.

Cap: 5-6 cm across, convex to umbonate; yellow at margin progressing to orange and then red at disc; minute red scales.

Flesh: Thin and yellow, thicker and more orange at disc.

Gills: pale yellow to rusty brown; adnate, close and broad; 2-3 tiers.

Stem: 5-7 cm in length, 1-1.5 cm x .5-.8 cm in diameter narrowing at base; Golden yellow background with reddish orange fibrils, darkening to brown in base; stuffed to hollow; context yellow to orange.

Veil: Cottony annular zone close to apex, coated with rusty orange spores; disappearing or washing away easily.

Odor: pleasant, fragrant

Taste: like batteries, acrid (bitter?) I don’t think I can taste bitter.

Spores: rusty orange

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-12-09 17:58:53 PST (-0800)

your shroomery pm’s.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-09 17:56:47 PST (-0800)

CAn you send me the pics.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-12-01 07:06:30 PST (-0800)

i sent you a pm on shroomery.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-30 18:18:28 PST (-0800)

Can collect.
No microscopy unless Richard does it.
Douglas fir is likely, growing from downed limbs under Douglas fir.

ill take em’…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-11-30 18:11:23 PST (-0800)

if that’s cool.

By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2012-11-30 18:07:54 PST (-0800)


Wouldn’t surprise me
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-11-30 17:54:12 PST (-0800)

Is that hardwood?

Pholiota flammans
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-30 17:35:36 PST (-0800)

I think quite a few observations of P. flammans on MO are actually Gymnopilus.

Rusty brown spores
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-30 17:34:02 PST (-0800)

like what’s on the annular zone. No spore print taken. Can collect.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-11-30 17:24:29 PST (-0800)

Looks like Gymnopilus to me… Did you observe a spore color?

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