Observation 138893: Gyroporus castaneus (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2013-07-06

Collection location: Oakdale Dr., Cornelia, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: William Tanneberger (William)

No specimen available

Growing under an oak tree

Proposed Names

2% (3)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 510. Hollow at base of stipe leaves little doubt. Arora says “common under oak and pine in southeastern North America.”
63% (4)
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Also doesn’t match Arora’s key.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-07 13:14:36 CDT (-0400)

“Cap brown to chestnut-brown to orange-brown or tawny, widespread” vs. “Cap and stalk white to yellowish or tinged pink or apricot, sometimes spotted with cinnamon or brown in age, common under oak and pine in southeastern North America.”

I personally have never hunted fungi in the East. (I suspect they are just as easy to bag, though.) Merely looking at Arora’s key and what we have to work with here.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-07-07 08:19:01 CDT (-0400)

Gyroporus castaneus is very common under oak in the east.

Check William’s comments.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-07-07 01:25:29 CDT (-0400)

“Growing under an oak tree”, not a chestnut.

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