Observation 147759: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Same locaation as obs 111279 and obs 78134.


blue buising evident on abort.
blue bruising evident on abort.

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junonius and spectabilis
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-10-18 22:22:43 EDT (-0400)

are nomen ambiguum. Fries’ description of the junonius is radically different from the mushroom Hesler describes as spectabilis in his monograph. The epithet spectabilis has extra dubious origins, but it has evolved since Lange’s concept.

This observation is a large tawny Gymnopilus that occurs caespitose beneath oak with convex in-rolled pilei that are coated in whitish appressed fibrils, a sub-membranous veil on a fibrous stipe that is swollen before tapering to a caespitose base with green bruising aborted primordia. In addition to the morphology and ecology, the season and location all point right at G. junonius/spectabilis/whatever. So tell me please, whats the deal with the negative votes???

I look Forward to Richard’s Opinion
By: Stephen (Ιερονυμοσ)
2013-10-18 21:32:53 EDT (-0400)

The smell is appealing. I would best descibe it as a sweet, fruity smell. I look forward yealy to the smell of these fresh Gyms. The taste is bitter and the aftertaste has its own acrid quality aside from the bitterness.

EDIT:It amazes me how much opinions candiffer. I believe it was vjp who first provided the proposal of G. junonius. He seemed rather confident in the label.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-10-18 21:19:56 EDT (-0400)

Richard Kneal is familiar with this Genus. Hopefully he can shed some light on your photo. Current thinking is that G.junonius is a synonym of Gymnopilus spectabilis and is the preferred name. Did you note the odor and taste? One possibility is G.luteus.

As if?
By: Stephen (Ιερονυμοσ)
2013-10-18 21:05:14 EDT (-0400)

G. junonius seems a fairly close match to me consodring its size, stature, bulbous stipe base, etc. What would you suggest Walt?

Also, arent G. spectabilis and G. junonius synonyms?

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