Observation 142951: Gymnopilus luteus (Peck) Hesler
When: 2013-08-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Last year I made a series of Gymn posts which featured large clusters of robust orangish mushrooms mainly growing from buried or partially buried wood. It was proposed these types represent the species G. junonius (which I believe is a newer name for the former G. spectabilis of eastern NA).

The mushrooms seen in this current post more closely represent my own concept of G. junonius; brightly colored caps/gills, well-defined annuli, growth directly on a dead tree or log. In this case the wood was maple. Spore print is a bit browner than I recall seeing years back when I first printed this type. I recall a brighter orange spore color.

But these are perhaps a bit slender with very yellow caps. So maybe G. luteus is a better name for this collection.

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