Observation 95064: Gymnopilus aeruginosus (Peck) Singer

When: 2012-05-14

Collection location: Redlands, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Evan Casey (EvanCasey)

Specimen available

Found in a potted plant at a retail store. I found lots of these at the same place last year, but this is the first I’ve found this year. I found the pins on the 14th and pulled the mature mushrooms on the 18th.

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Recognized by sight: Not much red color. More pics of the young ones would help.

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Not the same
By: Evan Casey (EvanCasey)
2012-05-21 16:56:32 EDT (-0400)

They aren’t the same pot, but from the same location. These looked just like them, even though you can’t tell from my pic. Bloodworm is being kind enough to scope these so hopefully that will resolve it.

Same pics
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-05-21 16:43:00 EDT (-0400)

Are the pics from last year from the same plant as these new pics? If so, these are definitely Gymnopilus luteofolius.

More info
By: Evan Casey (EvanCasey)
2012-05-20 15:54:18 EDT (-0400)

I’ll make sure I get a better pic next time. I was in a hurry and only had my cell phone that day. I didn’t know it would be that useful for ID either. The smaller pins on the left were a little purple. I cut these ones open because I thought the trama color was the most important.

On the Gyms I’ve found here, sometimes the pins are purple, sometimes they are orange, and sometimes they are mixed together. I’ve often wondered if they are all the same species, but it’s hard to tell (except when they are growing in the same cluster). I have lots more pics to post from last year, but until then here are two different finds of some mixed color pins I found last year:

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