Observation 92550: Gymnopilus purpuratus (Cooke & Massee) Singer

When: 2012-04-12

Collection location: Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Kari (Kari)

No specimen available

These are growing on an old pine log at the back of my property. This particular log yields dozens of different fungi every year, including several species of Gymnopilus.

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-15 09:53:15 CEST (+0200)

be sure to keep me updated on future finds.

i’ll do some research on the unidentified gyms.

Unidentified Gymnopilus species – check out these two:
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-15 09:17:55 CEST (+0200)

I posted these photos on MO last year, both remain unidentified, both were growing on the Magic Log – observations nos. 70073 and 72358.

I thought #72358 may be G. allantopus, though I’m still uncertain.

When these Gymnos (and more) decide to return this year, I’ll collect samples for you.

In the meantime, I’ll go through the rest of my (unposted) photos and find some more “Magic Log” Gymnos in the next day or two.

I’m developing a rather serious fascination for the Gymnopilus genus…frustrating that they’re so hard to identify…hence my recent decision to save up for a microscope.

And your G. purpuratus specimens will be on their way tomorrow.

can you post…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-15 08:43:58 CEST (+0200)

the pictures of the unidentified Gymnopilus now??

No worries…
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-15 03:42:54 CEST (+0200)

…I’ll keep my eyes peeled. My “magic log” seems to sprout at least 20 different species every season…remarkable piece of wood.

I’ve got heaps of photos from last year, including a couple of unidentified Gymnopilus species. This year’s crop should emerge soon – as long as we get some rain in the near future, it’s unusually hot and dry in this part of the world at the moment. Very frustrating.

“several species of Gymnopilus”
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-14 14:37:21 CEST (+0200)

please post some observations of the other species that fruit from this log.
i am very interested in seeing what else this “magic log” produces.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-14 09:20:00 CEST (+0200)

never encountered this species before.
good eye.

By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-14 08:00:19 CEST (+0200)

I’m already looking forward to seeing the results!

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-14 07:51:43 CEST (+0200)

will post microscopy here when complete.

Yes, just replied to your email…
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-14 06:47:43 CEST (+0200)

…hope you enjoy them!

did you get my message?
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-14 06:39:29 CEST (+0200)
Checked the log this morning…
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-14 03:58:45 CEST (+0200)

…and the G. purpuratus specimens featured in this photo are now perfectly sun-dried. I’ve harvested them, and they’re ready to send to you. Give me your postal details and I’ll send them off on Monday.

thank you.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-13 15:59:39 CEST (+0200)

if you find anymore, please let me know.
i would love to see them under the scope.
don’t worry about the laws, it is for science.

No dried specimens…
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-12 07:37:45 CEST (+0200)

though I could certainly arrange it, these fungi regularly appear on my pine log through Autumn/Winter.

Did you want some dried specimens for yourself? I’m not familiar with the process of sending fungal specimens internationally…I imagine it’d be a pretty complex procedure. But if it’s possible, I’d be more than happy to oblige.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-12 05:14:48 CEST (+0200)

seen this species before.
do you have any dried specimens for study??

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