Name: Gymnopilus liquiritiae
Author: (Pers.) P. Karst.
Citation: Bidr. Känn. Finl. Nat. Folk 32: 400 (1879)
Cap: 2 — 8 cm in diameter; initially convex, becoming nearly plane to nearly umbonate in age, dry, smooth, rusty brown to orange color, margin even, at length striatulate, cracking slightly in age, flesh pale yellow to pale orange.
Gills: Close to crowded; broad, edges fimbriate, yellowish or pale orange, eventually orange; sometimes with reddish brown spots.
Spore Print: Rusty brown.
Stipe: (1)3 — 7 cm long; (2)3 — 8(10) mm thick; more or less equal, or tapering in either direction; sometimes slightly, even to off-center; smooth or finely fibrous; whitish to pale orange; yellowish or rusty colored mycelium at the base of the stalk. No partial veil.
Odor: Mild or sometimes like raw potatoes
Microscopic features: Spores 7 — 8.5(10) x 4 — 5.5 µm, elliptical; pleurocystidia (inconspicuous), cheilocystidia, pileocystidia and caulocystidia present.