Description of Gymnopilus luteofolius (Peck) Singer from SprWrks

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae


General Description:

Cap: 2-12 cm in diameter, convex to obtuse expanding to nearly plane with age. Dark red to purple-red to pinkish fibrillose scales, fading to yellow rarely with bluish tones.

Stem: 3-10cm in length. Typically equal, sometimes enlarged near the bottom. Purple to yellowish often with bluish stains on the mycelium attached to the base.

Gills: Notched to adnate. Yellow, becoming orange with spores.

Spores: 5.5-8.5 by 3.5-4.5 micrometers, bright rusty orange.


Diagnostic Description:

Formerly described as the similar Magic Blue Gym, Gymnopilus aeruginosus. A completely yellow variant has been observed growing in close proximity to the striking purple colored form.


Distribution:

Pacific NW, USA, Eastern North America


Habitat:

Coniferous wood chips, stumps, logs and lignin rich humus
Temperate climates


Look Alikes:

Magic Blue Gym, Gymnopilus aeruginosus


Uses:

Edibility: Toxic Hallucinogenic, No medicinal or Nutritional values. Non-Lethal, possible nausea and or stomach cramping etc. !Not recommended for human consumption!


References:
Notes:

Gymnopilus luteofolius or Scaly Purple Gym – common name given in the mushroom community, Forums, Spore banks.

Gymnopilus luteofolius (Peck) Singer, Lilloa 22: 560 (1951) 1949

Basionym:
Pholiota luteofolius (Peck) Sacc. 1887

Citations in published lists or literature:
Index of Fungi 2: 78


Description author: Solo (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: walt sturgeon


Created: 2010-11-05 10:58:49 NDT (-0230) by Solo (Mushroomhead)
Last modified: 2011-12-29 22:48:48 NST (-0330) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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