Observation 195484: Gymnopilus ventricosus (Earle) Hesler
When: 2015-01-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Huge fruiting bodies found near roots of a fallen tree

Proposed Names

62% (4)
Recognized by sight: I think I see some orange spores.
63% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The only large yellow Gymnopilus on the west coast

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“quite a few…”
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-01-06 15:59:08 PST (-0800)

is not “all.”

just because something may be rare, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist and an assumption should not be made because of that.

i too, have “quite a few” and they are definitely, not “the same.”

it also, depends on your definition of “large.”

there is:

G. ventricosus (Hesler)
G. subspectabilis (Hesler)
G. terrestris (Hesler) -which is described as “larger” than G. ventricosus.
G. parvisquamulosus (Hesler) -also, “larger” than G. ventricosus.
G. punctifolius (Peck, Singer) -also, described as “larger” than G. ventricosus.
G. sordidostipes (Hesler) -also, described as “larger” than G. ventricosus.
G. magnus (Peck, Murrill) -also, described as “larger” than G. ventricosus.

those are only the described species.
that does not include Murrill’s cryptic species or species yet to be found.

if you’d like to challenge Peck, Hesler, Murrill and Singer…than by all means do so.
but, i’ll prove you wrong.

Why do you say that?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-01-06 15:21:25 PST (-0800)

Do you have any evidence of there being multiple, large yellow Gymnopilus species on the west coast?

I have quite a few collections and they all appear to be the same.

“The only large yellow Gymnopilus on the west coast…”
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-01-06 14:23:38 PST (-0800)

no, it isn’t.

that is an absolutely, ridiculous comment.

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