Observation 261254: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2016-11-12

Collection location: Mount Diablo State Park, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erik Yewell (eyewell)

No specimen available

Found growing in a group on a fallen dead oak tree.

Cap: 4-15 cm; convex, becoming planoconvex or flat; dry; densely to sparsely covered with small, innate scales, especially over the center; brick red.

Gills: Attached to the stem by a notch; close; pale yellow at first, becoming deeper yellow and developing rusty brown discolorations; eventually becoming rusty overall.

Stem: 4-10 cm long; 4-14 mm thick; more or less equal; purplish pink near the apex, but brownish overall; fibrillose; with a flimsy, ephemeral ring or with a ring zone near the apex; basal mycelium white.

Flesh: Whitish; turning purplish pink in the cap when sliced.

Odor and Taste: Taste strongly bitter; odor not distinctive.

Spore Print: Bright orange-brown.

Odor and Taste: Taste strongly bitter; odor not distinctive.


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