Observation 223834: Gymnopilus validipes (Peck) Hesler

Photos taken by Ilan Segal
Note below ground stem

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-11-24 23:55:24 -05 (-0500)

Was the odor and taste observed? If it was not very bitter and /or it did not have an almond extract like odor then it is probably a different species. The late season and habit of fruiting clustered from buried wood is typical of what I have called G. validipes. Whatever it is it can reach a very large size.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-11-24 20:40:33 -05 (-0500)

This is what I very loosely referred to as sclerotia last week – I think it would be more properly called an underground stem; a moisture and nutrient storage device none-the-less.

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