Observation 197638: Gymnopilus spectabilis group
When: 2015-01-30

Notes: Yellow Cap, Gills and Stipe. Growing in Forest bank soil near Eucalyptus tree, (possibly stringy bark), Well rooted but possible immature specimen. Stipe dense with a central cavity displayed from mid stipe to Gills. Gills close and Cap slightly sticky to touch. Single fruiting body. No distinctive aroma.


Please note: Groove in pileus caused when fungi was cut. Not part of the physical features.
Magnification 40X H20 Temp 5000 kelvins
Mag 100X H20 Rusty coloured single spores? located.

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Attn Richard

Attempt at micrograph not real satisfying. First image 40X H20 @5000 kelvins. (created red image?)Lower temp range (colder) red colour diminished. Some spores? located with difficulty. No set shapes?
2nd image found random spores Rusty in colour but not sharp (Grrr) Maybe just the colour (if spores at all?) will suffice. Over to you.

Richard Kneal (RJK)

Thanks will do.

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-02-01 16:55:17 PST (-0800)


Just rip off a piece of the gill and throw it under the scope in H2O and look at the spores.
Gymnopilus spores are fairly easy to discern.

Spore Print

In the time of find and actually drying of the fungi, (about 6 hours) no spore print appeared……Q. Richard, is it possible to tell spore print colour with micrograph after drying?? I often find that my time limits between getting a spore print and loosing a specimen is restrictive. I have lost specimens leaving them too long before drying. In the field, I cover the caps with a clear plastic container with the fungi on paper, leaving it in the rear of my vehicle in the sun as much as possible before heading home..

it was…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-02-01 13:45:01 PST (-0800)

fruiting from dead roots. this is obvious due to the long tapered stipe base.

i wonder if the spore print is rusty brown or, rusty brown?

Fungi Query Debbie V

Debbie, I almost left this fungi for a return visit but we are receiving good and heavy rainfall and the area of the find is always difficult to access. I had to decide whether it was worth the risk, so decided to dry the fungi as is. Fungi definitely growing in soil. I always dig deep when removing. kk

I would be curious …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-02-01 09:27:26 PST (-0800)

to know the spore color. any mature fruit bodies found?

it appears to be awfully yellow for Gymnopilus spectabilis, which is an orange mushroom. Also, that sticky cap doesn’t fit, either. Spore color might help us get to a genera, at least.

not on buried wood?

Created: 2015-02-01 01:23:17 PST (-0800)
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