Observation 136907: Gymnopilus lepidotus Hesler

When: 2013-06-16

Collection location: Alva, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)

Specimen available

on dead oak also with L. crinitus and other fungi… I have dried specimens and one spore print

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: non-capitate cheilocystidia.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-04-03 04:46:59 CDT (-0400)

spores in KOH @ 1000×.

hymenium @ 1000×.

cheilocystidia/basidioles @ 400×.

By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-10-12 10:26:37 CDT (-0400)

did i ever send these to you?

I have a huge dried herb sp and spore print collection that needs some scopin anyways

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-10-10 19:08:06 CDT (-0400)

i proposed the name. i also, destroyed the name.

yes, that does describe the environment in Florida, very well.

the stipe is not consistent with Hesler.

Hey Mykes…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-10 19:04:52 CDT (-0400)

I agree totally with your reversal of ID. In fact, I am pretty sure that Kuo got it wrong on his webpage, too! This is surely NOT a cap with a tawny yellow to bright yellow background, nor are the gills “dull yellow” when young.

I see orange as a background color on this cap.

Was in found in a very damp environment, like a swamp or flooded bottomlands? Or does that describe the whole of Florida? ;)

On the other hand, it is certainly a beautiful and unusual Gymn…that maybe needs a new name, or an old one scouted out. Or…maybe the species description of fulvosquamulosus needs to be expanded to include more variety in form and color.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-07-13 10:55:43 CDT (-0400)

this is one of those Gymnopilus species that has very little information available on it, especially in florida.
if you can find them…please let me know.

thanks rich!
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-07-13 10:38:35 CDT (-0400)

I’m nor sure, probably not. I’m in the process of moving houses and I literally have thousands of specimens with a few hundred spore prints sitting in my fridge haha…

It’s very organized though. I have a few observations I need to send to you, Christine, RET, etc…

I’ll get em out next week!

Thanks for the ident.


great observation…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-07-12 09:03:22 CDT (-0400)

of a rare Gymnopilus species indeed…
did you send me the specimens already?

Created: 2013-06-19 14:46:17 CDT (-0400)
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