Observation 95525: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2011-12-13
Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Habitat:
Found in a hollowed out, decaying wet-spot in very old railroad ties in south Georgia in early December. Temperature around the low to mid 60’s. Growing in a small cluster. Not sure what wood-type ties originated from…Tracks were on an incline with graval at base, woods on both sides of tracks consisted of coniferous plant life.

Gills:
Gill color was yellow or creme colored. Gills were not attatched to the stem alternating one long one short ect. Spore print turned out a rusty orange.

Stem:
Stem was about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long on the average and about two centimeters in diameter. Fibrous not hollow in middle. Barely noticable veil if at all.

Cap:
Diameter of about two inches. Conical cap kind of rubbery in texture. Top of cap came to a brown center.

Spore print color:
Rusty orange

Bruising:
Before I picked them they had bluish-green bruising on stems near gills. After bruising them purposefully they turned brown and thirty minutes later where I bruised them they began to turn black.

Other information:
These had a fruity pleasant scent to them. I did NOT taste them.

Images

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222007
One that’s at very top of picture you can notice green-blue staining all throughout stem.
222008

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can you post…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-05-26 12:13:55 BST (+0100)

larger photos of these specimens?

Aeruginosus
By: Psifi (Boomboom)
2012-05-26 08:11:55 BST (+0100)

I’m now 99% sure these specimens are Gymnopilus Aeruginosus.

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