When: 2015-10-10

Collection location: Elgin, Illinois, USA [Click for map]

Who: Katherine Collins (iluvmyshrooms)

No specimen available

Growing from a large hole on a living Maple tree in an urban area on a main street. Veil not persistent. The veil was barely torn on finding but disintegrated quickly after picking specimen. Large. One barely mature specimen having a cap diameter of 3 in. Stipe diameter about an inch and a half at largest point. Stipe length not including cap about 4.5 inches long.


Proposed Names

2% (4)
Recognized by sight: Growing on wood substrate and size matching parameters of confirmed Gymnopilus Junonius with immediately visible green staining on remnants of partial veil. Spore print rusty orange.
Used references: mushroomexpert.com, shroomery.org
Based on chemical features: containing hallucinogenic properties based on green staining
41% (4)
Recognized by sight: Strong green staining, not growing in a cespitose cluster, stem wideer at the base, large size.

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