Observation 118457: Gymnopilus sapineus (Fr.) Murrill
When: 2012-11-30
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: 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 and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-12-09 20:58:53 EST (-0500)

your shroomery pm’s.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-09 20:56:47 EST (-0500)

CAn you send me the pics.

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-12-01 10:06:30 EST (-0500)

i sent you a pm on shroomery.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-30 21:18:28 EST (-0500)

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

ill take em’…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-11-30 21:11:23 EST (-0500)

if that’s cool.

By: lightworkerpeace (gsharpnolack)
2012-11-30 21:07:54 EST (-0500)


Wouldn’t surprise me
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-11-30 20:54:12 EST (-0500)

Is that hardwood?

Pholiota flammans
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-30 20:35:36 EST (-0500)

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

Rusty brown spores
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-30 20:34:02 EST (-0500)

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

By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-11-30 20:24:29 EST (-0500)

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

Created: 2012-11-30 20:19:55 EST (-0500)
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