Observation 152294: Gymnopilus spectabilis (Weinm.) A.H. Sm.

When: 2013-11-16

Collection location: Statesboro, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Riona (RionaSweat)

No specimen available

Notes:
I found these under some dead bark at the base of an old dead fallen oak tree. They were in a tight cluster and were bright yellow. The pictures don’t do them justice, though, because it was getting dark when the photos were taken. The spore print is rusty orange, the gills are attached to the stem, and they stain blueish green. The gills are a slightly lighter yellow or even pale yellow, compared to the cap. They smell pleasant, but also as if the would taste bitter if eaten. If I could get any assistance in identifying these, it would be greatly appreciated.

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These were taken with much better lighting, so the color can be seen much easier.
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These were taken with much better lighting, so the color can be seen much easier.
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These were taken with much better lighting, so the color can be seen much easier.
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Here is one of the pins I picked that shows the green stains. The pics aren’t the best best in world because it was hard to get them clear that close up and still get the stains but they’re visible at least.
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Here is one of the pins I picked that shows the green stains. The pics aren’t the best best in world because it was hard to get them clear that close up and still get the stains but they’re visible at least.
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Here is one of the pins I picked that shows the green stains. The pics aren’t the best best in world because it was hard to get them clear that close up and still get the stains but they’re visible at least.

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Recognized by sight: Large size – Junonius is smaller

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