Observation 87520: Gymnopilus ventricosus (Earle) Hesler

When: 2012-02-05

Collection location: Milagra Ridge, Pacifica, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: PolloAsado

No specimen available

A buddy had sent these photos in dire need of assigning a name to this specimen. Supposedly pervading throughout a dead pine.

Proposed Names

-6% (2)
Recognized by sight
71% (6)
Recognized by sight: junonius?
31% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Spore print:
By: PolloAsado
2012-02-11 18:52:15 PST (-0800)

Rusty orange. Gymnopilus it is. G.ventricosus?

The photos that were sent to me were pretty washed out. When I had gone to see the specimen for myself, it was clearly an orange tinted mushroom with a rusty orange spore deposit saturating the veil remnants.

If some of the mushrooms are collected,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-02-08 07:26:21 PST (-0800)

then a spore print color will be very helpful here.

By: PolloAsado
2012-02-08 00:13:34 PST (-0800)

There appears to be a little controversy over this mushroom. I should be able to head over to the location later this week to harvest the specimen. Details soon to come……

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-02-07 19:19:16 PST (-0800)

but not as dark as I’d expect for a mature Gymnopilus. no traces of rusty brown. worth checking back later.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-02-07 19:02:31 PST (-0800)

this looks like Neolentinus lepideus I think it’s a Gymnopilus: look at the whitish veil remnants/fibers on the cap and the gills are a little dark at this stage for Leps

Created: 2012-02-07 10:20:46 PST (-0800)
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