Observation 160474: Gymnopilus luteocarneus Hesler
When: 2014-02-25

Notes: Growing on the ground in fairly deep humus. Habitat mixed woods of Doug fir, Live oak and others,
Caps up to 7.2 cm across.
Stipes up to 5 cm long and hollow, some pinched and with white tomentum at base.
Taste slightly bitter.
Spore print orange-rusty and ~ 6.9-8.5 X 5.2-6.0 microns, ellipsoid and slightly rough.
Cheilocystidia was sparse, capitate, ~ 40-48 X 4-6 microns.
Haven’t found a good match as yet. Don’t have the Hesler monograph.


Cheilocystidia mounted in congo red @ 1000X.
Cheilocystidia mounted in congo red @ 1000X.

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Recognized by sight: near type location (Alpine Lake, Marin County)
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Don’t have any fresh material….
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-02-27 21:26:07 CET (+0100)

I did note the context color as being pale yellow. However, even Hesler’s description said “concolorous to light buff or warm buff”. Quite a range and “buff” isn’t exactly a definitive color for me. Thin flesh doesn’t help the situation.
These were all fully opened mature fbs so if there was a yellow veil, it wasn’t obvious, although some scattered yellowish fibrils can be seen.

too bad…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-02-27 16:27:49 CET (+0100)

you don’t have views of the context or PV, both apparently distinctive.

Do you still have a fresh fb?

Thanks Richard..
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-02-27 16:12:23 CET (+0100)

I do have dried fbs and you can have them.
Let me know where to send.

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-27 15:33:18 CET (+0100)

nice observation.
thanks for sharing.
do you have a specimen or 2 to spare?

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-27 09:49:56 CET (+0100)

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