Observation 64425: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2010-10-20
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 10-20-10
Rowan Co., NC
USA

Found growing in a single cluster of two on buried pine, in predominantly pine forest.

Pileus:
2.2cm broad, Yellow, Convex, Smooth with small appressed fibers, Dry, Inrolled margin

Lamellae:
Adnate, Yellow, Sub-distant to Distant, Shallow

Stipe:
4cm long, .8-1cm wide, enlarging at base, yellow with faint brown lines (could be fibers)

Smell:
Sweet/“mushroomy” with a slight bitter smell

Spore Print Color:
Yellow

Spores:
Fusiform? to elliptic?

Cheilocystidia:
Larger at base, narrow towards apex, with rounded heads

Images

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137416
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137469
Cheilocystidia 800x in Melzer’s
137470
Cheilocystidia 2000x in Melzer’s
137471
Cheilocystidia 2000x in Melzer’s
137472
Spores 800x in KOH
137473
Spores 2000x in KOH
137474
Basidium 2000x in Melzer’s

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Thanks
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-03-17 09:32:39 PDT (-0700)

Thank you very much!
I try. I just need better clarity on my micrographs. Hopefully stains (and some more experience) will help with that. I should be purchasing some sort of stain within the next few weeks.
You’re doing great as well Britney!

you earned it!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-03-17 09:15:01 PDT (-0700)

You dove in and are doing an excellent job!

Yes
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-03-17 09:06:36 PDT (-0700)

I was lucky and someone gave me some.
I am very appreciative of this gift.
It was very thoughtful of this person to do that for me.

cool
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-03-17 07:34:11 PDT (-0700)

you have Melzers!

I thought the spores might be little off,
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-03-17 06:09:48 PDT (-0700)

but I didn’t know what else to call it…

Could you possibly suggest another genus?

These spores
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-03-17 03:34:06 PDT (-0700)

Are longer and narrower than I usually see in Gymnopilus.

Micrographs added…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-03-16 20:17:43 PDT (-0700)

Check ‘em out if you’d like to…
Sorry about some of the not-so-great photos

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