Observation 27469: Gymnopilus validipes (Peck) Hesler

When: 2009-10-17

Collection location: Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

A few large clusters of this came in at the NEMF foray. No odor at all, slightly to mildly bitter taste. Walt thinks that it’s Gymnopilus validipes which from what I’ve read I would tend to agree with. It’s different from what I would call G. junonius/spectabilis and G. luteus.

Any thoughts?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:08 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, usa’ to ‘Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Recognized by sight: The well defined annulus points in the direction of G. luteus
Used references: North American Species of Gymnopilus – Pages 25 and 26

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I agree with Walt
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-12-10 10:09:50 PST (-0800)

Without a sequence stuff shouldn’t be put into a clade on MO…

These don’t have a “persistent veil”, they have a well defined veil when young (these just broke button stage) but as you can see on the older ones on the front of the cluster it’s starting to become less obvious and it can just about disappear in age.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-12-07 21:16:50 PST (-0800)

No.there is not a herbarium specimen that I know of. Except for the one close up I would say the collection is to use Hesler’s words subannulate. In other words a fugacious annulus. I did examine this collection. It had a slightly bitter taste and lacked the typical odor of G. junonius. Like other collections of this that I have seen it tends to be robust, fruits in clusters, usually from buried wood and in the fall. It may not be G.validipes but I think it is a reasonable possibility. And for this forum I do not see the value of puttting it in a clade when you don’t have the specimen either.

this is ridiculous.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-12-07 19:43:35 PST (-0800)

is there a specimen walt??
validipes DOES NOT have a persistent veil.

3 or 4 Collections
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-10-28 14:52:39 PDT (-0700)

Yes very cool I never saw them before. I also took a few photos of them. 3 or 4 beautiful collections came in and only 1 made it to the table. The rest magicaly dissapeared as collections of these often do.

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