Observation 176946: Gymnopilus spectabilis (Weinm.) A.H. Sm.
When: 2014-09-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On decaying oak stump
Cap size: 6-10 cm
Stipe fibrilous
Odor: farinaceous ?
Taste: very bitter (somewhat similar to tylopilus felleus)
No color change upon cooking or frying

KOH on cap : dark brown
Phenol on cap: -
NH4OH on cap: light brown
FeSO4 on stipe flesh: -
Melzer on stipe: light orange
Sulfovanillin: slightly pink with white residue on stipe and on cap

Spore print: rusty brown
Spore warted
Spore size: 5.5 (5.2-6.0) x 8.8 (8.3-9.5)

Proposed Names

62% (4)
Recognized by sight
62% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: THE GENUS GYMNOPILUS (FUNGI, AGARICALES) IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC WITH
RESPECT TO COLLECTIONS FROM OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – Holec

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Microscopy
By: deuteragenie
2014-09-05 07:30:50 BST (+0100)

OK, that patch must still be alive so I’ll get some samples and put them through chemical tests and the microscope.

According
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-09-05 06:38:59 BST (+0100)

To old Elias Magnus, junonius is diminutive in stature and scattered to gregarious in habit. It would be really cool to see some microscopy for this collection!

Bitter
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-09-04 23:02:39 BST (+0100)

and mildly hallucinogenic if that is what this is.

Edible
By: deuteragenie
2014-09-04 20:32:00 BST (+0100)

Looks tasty. I’ll try and report on any side effects :)

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