Observation 24696: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2008-11-08
Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting body: Cap: convex to slightly convex, chestnut to date-brown. Center has small dark brown scales. Margin inrolled in with some whitish remnants of partial veil. Gills: adnate to slightly arcuate, creamy-white with a salmon-brown tint and more so in age. Stalk: below the cap till the median part is like cap, the rest is sulfur yellow with yellow ring separating the 2 zones. Ring-like cracks on stem show chestnut-red background.
Dimensions: Cap: 5-6cm across. Stalk: 12-14cm tall and around 1.5cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: Salmon-brown in mass, elliptical to ellipsoid, seems smooth, 7-8 × 4-5.25µm. Basidia are 4-spored, with rather long sterigmata.
Ecology: saprophytic on dead wood
Occurrence: solitary to small cluster (2-3) on the base of an old oak tree in Pinus brutia and oak area.
Comments and Observations: Chemical test: positive with KOH (dark brown). Odor: not distinctive.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’

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that is one wild Gymnopilus.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-24 18:00:44 PDT (-0700)

who knew that Lebanon was a hotbed of cool mushrooms?

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