Name: Gymnopus subsulphureus
Author: (Peck) Murrill
Citation: N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 9(5): 359 (1916)
Cap: 1-4 cm; convex, becoming planoconvex; bald; moist; pale to bright yellow; fading markedly as it dries out to buff or yellowish, often passing through a two-toned stage.
Gills: Attached to the stem narrowly; very crowded; yellow to yellowish (rarely nearly white).
Stem: 2-10 cm long; up to about 7 mm thick; more or less equal, with a small basal bulb; dry to greasy; hollow; bald except for whitish fuzz near the base; yellow; base attached to pinkish rhizomorphs.
Flesh: Thin; whitish to yellowish.
Odor and Taste: Odor not distinctive; taste mild or slightly bitter.
Chemical Reactions: KOH negative on cap surface.
Spore Print: White.
Microscopic Features: Spores: 5-6.5 × 2.5-3.5 µ; smooth; elliptical; inamyloid. Pleurocystidia absent or inconspicuous. Cheilocystidia up to about 40 µ long and 2-6.5 µ wide; variously shaped; often with protrusions or lobes; filamentous. Pileipellis a tangle of cylindric, branching (but not diverticulate or coralloid) hyphae 3-12 µ wide.
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