Observation 160209: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2014-02-22

Collection location: Victoria Beach, Manitoba, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

Victoria Beach
Sept 20, 1971
F. Paul Ralston Jr.

A specimen in need of identification at the museum. M.O. doesn’t allow for specimens older than 1980 so I used the date this entry was made online.

It seems to be some kind of Agaricaceae. I think it grew in an unusual shape because it’s really two fruiting bodies that merged together. The gills are mostly really short and in one part go straight across the middle from one stipe to the other. There is a bit of soil residue at the bottom attachment point. My best guess based on external morphology is Gymnopilus junonius (Pholiota spectabilis probably the corresponding old synonym used in: The Fungi of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Bisby et al 1938).


there is a fingerprint on the stipe, suggesting it was originally fairly squishable
cue card is 3″ × 5″ (7.6cm x 12.7cm)
cue card is 3″ × 5″ (7.6cm x 12.7cm)
the cap has some scaliness
here you can really see how it looks like two merged together

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