Observation 58289: Gymnopilus junonius (Fr.) P.D. Orton
When: 2010-11-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Smelled strongly of anise/licorice, blue/green staining where bruised.

I have read that people do not find Gyms that smell like licorice, well the last few collections I have made smelled strongly of anise/licorice. I have noticed that the cold weather (beginning of spring/fall-early winter) collections smell strongly of licorice, but during the warmer months they just smell fungoid.

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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-11-08 10:00:32 PST (-0800)

Growing from buried wood, I think pine because it was on the edge of a conifer forest, maybe oak though there some scattered oaks throughout the area.

The areas I like to search for Gymnopilus species are areas that have been disturbed recently, usually 3-5 years old. I find lots of wood attached to the base of most specimens I find.

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By: jimmiev
2010-11-08 06:53:20 PST (-0800)

log, base of tree, wood chips? do you know what species of wood?

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