Observation 63057: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2011-02-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These had dry caps that were only up to 3.8 cm across and growing individually on an old log.
The spore print was rusty orange and they measured ~ 7.2-9.0 X 4.9-5.8 microns. The spores were elliptical and smooth with no apparent germ pore.
They did seem to have Chrysocystidia that appeared Tibiliform.
The taste was mild.
KOH on the cap turned a brownish red.
They have characteristics of both Gymnopilus and Pholiota but ??

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Probably not Pholiota
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-02-04 20:50:05 PST (-0800)

Lacks a germ pore and the cap texture is wrong for Pholiota. The spores are a good shape and color for Gymnopilus. Some species of Gymnopilus have spores with ornamentation so minute that it is nearly impossible to see it without a SEM.

smooth spores and no bitter taste…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-04 17:55:18 PST (-0800)

how ’bout Pholiota?

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-02-04 17:30:21 PST (-0800)

Definitely Gymnopilus. A rare and interesting species.

Created: 2011-02-04 16:58:29 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2011-02-04 20:48:39 PST (-0800)
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