Observation 154906: Gymnopilus sapineus (Fr.: Fr.) Maire

When: 2013-11-15

Collection location: Larksville, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Small yellowish caps with yellowish-orange attached gills and two different lenghts of Lamellulae; a centrally attached stipe that tapers towards the base with abundant white hyphae. Spore print rusty brown. Found on twigs Of Virginia Pine (Pinus Virginiana).



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By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-12-11 13:09:04 CST (-0500)

I started to propose G. penetrans and was advised that the name was deprecated. The site showed two varieties of G. penetrans that I knew nothing about. Then I remembered reading Kuo’s article about the confusion between that species and G. sapineus. Hence my proposal.

Phil, I just attempted to propose…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-12-11 09:14:22 CST (-0500)

G. penetrans, as a possible alternative. There have been a few good discussions about the possible differences between these two species… if they are in fact different. For instance…

MO now tells me that “Gymnopilus penetrans” is a depreciated name, but no alternative name was suggested. So, I’m guessing that the currently accepted status is as per Kuo’s claim that the two names should be regarded as synonyms.

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