Observation 8306: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2008-05-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Several of these tiny orange coloured fungi were growing from the small cracks in a stump that was close to a fresh water stream. They would have probably only had some filtered morning sun at the best. They were about 10mm in height and the caps were about 4-5mm across. They did not have any particular smell and the caps were dry but uneven to touch. I was unable to find any that had matured enough to show the full cap display. They could be Hygrocybe apricosa but am not certain enough to put the name to them.

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G. allantopus
By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-08-04 22:44:22 CDT (-0400)

As far as I know one of the distinguishing features of G. allantopus is the stich like veil remnants around the plieus margin, which these seem to lack.

Gills and colouration seem off for that species too.

Definately an interesting little Gym.

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There were some very minute particles beneath one of the specimens. They were of a similar colour to the colour of the fungi. (???)

Doesn’t look like H. apricosa
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-25 19:32:05 CDT (-0400)

or any Hygrocybe for that matter. Can you recall the spore color?

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