Observation 159536: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2014-02-11

Collection location: Central Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sean732

No specimen available

Found on pine, hollow stems.



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: The gills on the most mature specimen do not appear to be changing to a rusty brown color. Also the cap texture makes me suspect Pholiota.

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By: Sean732
2014-02-12 16:55:49 MST (-0700)

That last part was regarding the very last photo showing the orange spores dropped on the pine needles, sorry for the confusion.

Those are the same
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-02-12 16:49:04 MST (-0700)

Look at that swollen stipe apex in both collections. Plus the pilei are mirror images. I’ll eat my hat now.

By: Sean732
2014-02-12 16:44:59 MST (-0700)

It was not. I found a couple more specimens that I did not collect but notice the orange spores on the pine needles in the last photo. However, honestly I am not entirely sure if that mushroom is the same species.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 13:27:48 MST (-0700)

was the wood burnt??

i think…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 12:00:14 MST (-0700)

the small specimens may be misleading (for one side or the other).
they could be rainwashed and fading.
the bigger specimens could have definitely had a veil present.

Hesler says: “at least when young…” when it comes to the veil.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 11:47:17 MST (-0700)

you are right.
i was mistaken.
i did see them on burnt conifer wood…now that i think about it.

but, even Kimbrough lists it as being on hardwood…

at any rate…
i bet this is a Gymnopilus.

hopefully Sean can collect…

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 11:36:21 MST (-0700)

did you read that it was on conifer??

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-02-12 11:25:24 MST (-0700)

Collected P. polychroa from conifer in Gainesville and P. polychroa has sinuate gill attachment.

The youngest specimen
By: Sean732
2014-02-12 11:09:58 MST (-0700)

Had a small penetrans/sapineus-like veil and all of the mushrooms had orange gills, some were just darker than others.

Pholiota polychroa
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-02-12 10:07:23 MST (-0700)

is a generally southern species which I only saw for the first time last year at NAMA in Arkansas. It is a chameleon species. I don’t know Gymnopilus pholiotoides. I read that it has a membranous veil and orange gills when young.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 09:16:58 MST (-0700)

i have seen Pholiota polychroa 2 times here and both times it has been on hardwood.


gestalt and Lamella…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 09:01:46 MST (-0700)

the sinuate gills and habitat (pine, at this time of year in central florida) point towards Gymnopilus.
the spore color is off bc of the lighting i believe…
it’s funny that Pholiota has been proposed against G. pholiotoides…

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-11 13:40:19 MST (-0700)

please. if you can.

By: Sean732
2014-02-11 13:38:04 MST (-0700)

But they were growing quite abundantly in the area I was at. I could probably find more.

very cool…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-11 13:24:15 MST (-0700)

you still have these??

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