Observation 148024: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-04
No herbarium specimen

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-25% (2)
Recognized by sight: medium sized, common but not unattractive gymn, esp. when its spores dust its substrate! ;)
58% (2)
Recognized by sight

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nope, didn’t pick it.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-13 10:39:01 CDT (-0500)
Cool Gymnopilus
By: Sean732
2013-10-13 10:04:14 CDT (-0500)

Any gill shots?

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-12 09:49:31 CDT (-0500)

You are sounding a bit bitter, kinda like the group that you study! ;)

Not always possible to collect and dry everything, esp. when you are on the road w/out your tools ’o the trade.

Like I said, I’d be glad to collect and dry interesting gymns for you at NAMA. It’s great that you are going deep in this group, and I support that. But of course, that means you need to define “interesting” for me…many of these southern gymns are new to me, even if common to local others.

Plus, I have to go begging for dryer space…it’s an imperfect world, filled with imperfect beings.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-10-11 18:48:25 CDT (-0500)

are these people doing at these “forays;” are they not collecting mushrooms??

are they just id’ing them w/o any evidence/proof?

“oh, i saw that last year and that’s what it is”

that’s a joke…and that’s what’s wrong with mycology/mycologists.

did someone collect them??
where are they??

i’d love to have a sample to send to Laura Guzman…
but, the “experts” already knew what it was…

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-11 18:31:38 CDT (-0500)

on hardwoods, god only knows which ones. no veil. smooth cap. didn’t taste it…it’s a gymnopilus. ;)

I did not document fully, since there seemed to be no question about this ID to the rest of the locally experienced taxonomists. Just a beauty shot, for me.

They appear every year, in abundance. If there are cryptic species, I know nothing about them, and maybe the locals don’t either?

That’s what happens when you go deeply into the study of a genus…you discover how much you (and everyone else) don’t/doesn’t know!

Gymnopilus sp. is fine with me.


i do…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-10-11 17:59:00 CDT (-0500)

Gymnopilus liquiritiae is probably the most misidentified Gymnopilus species on the planet.
without proper documentation (a shot of a mature pileus, doesn’t cut it), this observation and the opinions of “whoever” are worthless.
not to mention, there are at least a dozen of described species that look similar to this…that isn’t even taking into account the undescribed species that exist.
if you are going to be so quick to take the words of others, at least take the time to document the observation properly.
at the very least, show some micro to back up your claim (which is also very vague)…

these gymns are common as dirt in MO at the Mingo foray…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-10-11 17:46:15 CDT (-0500)

others identified it to species.

I do not doubt their IDs.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-10-11 17:44:33 CDT (-0500)

if you are going to propose an “i’d call it that” vote on a Gymnopilus species…
please make sure sure to post all morphological characteristics with photos from immature species as well as mature species.
also, gill shots would help, the stipe…
how about a mention of wood type as well???


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