Observation 14083: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2008-11-12

Collection location: Huddart Park, Woodside, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Two people tasted this and neither could detect any trace of a bitter flavor.


Proposed Names

76% (3)
Recognized by sight: Id based on the dialog in the comments. Adding the name since the current alternative A. tabescens is misleading.
-92% (2)
Recognized by sight
41% (3)
Used references: Mycologia 3

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-08-05 21:31:19 CDT (-0500)
I hope you find it again!
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-08-05 21:28:17 CDT (-0500)
I don’t have the answers to your questions
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-08-05 20:52:13 CDT (-0500)

I scoped this 4 years ago and then tossed the mushroom. I don’t remember what I mounted it in and there aren’t any pictures.

got it…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-08-05 09:18:50 CDT (-0500)

nice id Rocky!!

i think
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-08-05 09:07:23 CDT (-0500)

It is around species 46 sub gen Gymnopilus sect Gymnopilus in mycologia 3

do you have a link…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-08-05 08:40:13 CDT (-0500)

to the information on G. mitis?
i agree, very interesting.

Were the spores dextrinoid?
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-08-05 08:18:19 CDT (-0500)

This is an extremely interesting observation. Were the spores verruculose or heavily warted? Did you mount them in koh?

Do you have a micrograph of the spore ornamentation?
Thanks for the spore report
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-14 03:52:19 CST (-0600)

I’ll remove my Pholiota suggestion then. The description ends up with Gymnopilus, but most of them are (extremely) bitter..

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-11-13 14:59:14 CST (-0600)

Spores are 8 × 5 micrometers, orange, roughened, and elliptical, without a germ pore. I am pretty sure this is a Gymnopilus species, but which one could it be?

Doesn’t seem to have enough of an annulus for G. spectabilis and the stipe is too long for G. sapineus.

I’d guess Pholiota…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-13 04:11:54 CST (-0600)

Need a spore print, there seems to be some brown on the fibrous veil. With the yellow gills, it looks like a Pholiota.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-13 01:40:52 CST (-0600)

that it’s brown-spored and a Pholiota, then possibly something in the alnicola group – at least Pholiota flavida has a mild taste.