Observation 95525: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2011-12-13

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Psifi (Boomboom)

No specimen available

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.

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 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.

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

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.


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

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-05-26 04:13:55 PDT (-0700)

larger photos of these specimens?

By: Psifi (Boomboom)
2012-05-26 00:11:55 PDT (-0700)

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

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