Observation 187557: Gymnopilus P. Karst.


Clumping Cortinarius with velvet maroon cap, with white-tipped scales.
White whitish cortinas. White-tipped scales on top could be remnants of universal veil.
Sectioned sporocarp reveals interesting details of cap and stipe. Cap is more pink/purple here, with cap flesh a combination of blue, purple and white; gills are yellowish (!), stipe has a hollow center, with pink sides. I really did not expect to see yellow gills here.

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-24% (2)
Recognized by sight: With prominent cortina, growing from chipped 5’ diameter Quercus palustra. These could also be mycorrhizal with existing roots, since the tree was chipped 5 months ago as I recall.
70% (5)
Recognized by sight: Clustered growth on wood, yellow gills…
40% (3)
Recognized by sight: Blueing, reddish tones.
Based on chemical features: Tryptamine alkaloids (psilocin oxidation (blueing))

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