Observation 158444: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2013-12-23

Collection location: Cumberland Island, Camden Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Arleen Bessette (MsMucor)

No specimen available

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Copyright © 2013 Carol Ruckedeschell
Copyright © 2013 Carol Ruckdeschell
Copyright © 2013 Carol Ruckdeschell

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Recognized by sight: Cap smooth, glabrous, moist but not viscid; approx. 3.5-10 cm wide; lacking an annulus; spore deposit cinnamon;flesh tastes bitter; growing on burned pine logs.
Used references: Hessler’s North American Species of Gymnopilus
Based on microscopic features: Spores broadly elliptic to subfusoid, smooth to very finely roughened, lacking an apical pore, plage not evident, 8-12 × 5-6.5 micrometers, dextrinoid in Melzer’s, ochre in water or KOH mounts, moderately thick walled.No clamp connections observed.
Based on chemical features: Pileipellis turns black w/application of KOH

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