Observation 221143: Gymnopilus ventricosus (Earle) Hesler
When: 2015-10-29

Notes: Massive dinner plate sized Gym’s with slight green to bluish reactions; mainly on the long slender, young stemmed specimens. Vibrant canary yellow caps on young specimens, universal veil, very distinctly orange brown spore deposit-slight purplish hue on older specimens. Veil remnants that had fallen off on largest stems were completely blue green. Note in first few images.

Largest, older specimens exhibit deep cracking on caps at maturity. Smooth, zoned stems, long and wavy with young specimens. Older, mature stems are thick and somewhat frayed looking, universal veil darkens to greenish blue.

Dried multiple specimens for later testing and analysis. Began to get the back of the throat/jaw and hyperactivity reaction when collecting and cutting multiple wet specimens yesterday. Activity is noticeably present in this collection.

Substrate: Cut, old growth Douglas fir.

Elevation: 3600ft.

Temp: Upper 30’s.

Spore printing currently – microscopy to follow later this week.

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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 In situ front side.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Veil remnants blue green in color.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 View from backside of substrate.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Backside, and entire views of substrate.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Backside, and entire views of substrate.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Cluster on backside of substrate.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Cluster on backside of substrate.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Cluster on backside of substrate.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Young specimens with gill and long, slender stem context.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Young specimens with gill and long, slender stem context.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Young specimens with gill and long, slender stem context.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Views for scale.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Views for scale.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Views for scale.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Views for scale.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 Spore printing. Note greenish discolorations to slender stem.
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©DREW HENDERSON 2015 close up of stem discoloration.
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©Drew Henderson 2015
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©Drew Henderson 2015

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