Observation 96748: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2012-06-09

Collection location: Bunyip State Forest, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Tex (Stopwhispering)

No specimen available

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. Orange cap and stipe, possibly rusty-brown or orange spores. Specimen looks a little older, with pileus edges going upward. I’d anticipate some lightening of the cap in such cases, but color seems mostly orange still.

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By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-06-09 18:32:31 PDT (-0700)

Caps were uniform in colour and smooth in texture, no scales present. The entire mushroom both pileus and stipe were very brittle to the point of falling apart upon being touched.

Pholiota unlikely, I think.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-09 14:14:56 PDT (-0700)

In my experience, on the other side of the world, Pholiota usually has scales on the cap. This shows no signs of scales.

Gymnopilus may be a better fit. But I am not expert in Australian fungi, either.

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