Name: Gymnopilus luteus (Peck) Hesler
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Gymnopilus luteus

Author: (Peck) Hesler

Citation: Hesler, L. R. (1969). North American species of Gymnopilus. New York: Hafner. 117 pp.

Misspellings: Gynopilus luteus


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hymenogastraceae

Genus: Gymnopilus

Brief Description:
Pileus: 5 — 10(15) cm, Convex or nearly flat with an incurved margin that slightly overhangs the gills. Buff yellow to warm buff orange, often slightly darker towards the center, dry, smooth, silky or finely floccose-fibrillose, sometimes floccose-sqaumulose toward the center, flesh firm, pale yellow. Staining orange-brownish or sometimes bluish-green where injured or on age.

Gills: Adnexed, thin, close, pale yellow, becoming rusty brown with age.

Spore Print: Rusty brown.

Stipe: 4 — 8(9) cm, .5 — 1.5 cm thick, equal to slightly enlarging below, solid, firm, colored like the cap, developing yellowish-rusty stains when handled, finely hairy, partial veil usually forms a fragile submembraneous ring or fibrillose annular zone near the apex. Staining orange-brownish or sometimes bluish-green where injured or in age.

Taste: Bitter.

Odor: Pleasant.

Microscopic features: Spores 6 — 9 × 4 — 5(5.5) µm minutely warty, elliptical, dextrinoid, surface finely roughened, no germ pore. Pleurocystidia present, cheilocystidia scarcely projecting beyond the basidia, variously shaped. Caulocystidia absent. Clamp connections present.

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