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When: 2017-09-22

Collection location: West Oneonta, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jim Groshans (NoProbleMO)

No specimen available

These were located just a couple feet off the road in a front yard. I initially thought they had to be something else, something terrestrial. There was absolutely no wood that they were growing on at all (at least as much as I could tell). A small hard mass was at the base of one of the larger stems which I thought might involve a piece of wood but I was able to cut through it fairly easily with a knife. I believe it was just a mycelial mass. I’ve read that these can have the appearance of being terrestrial if they were growing on underground or very well decayed wood. I just found it odd that I located no wood at all. They also had to be a good number of feet from the nearest standing tree. One thing I can note is that they took a good bit of wrestling to pick. I usually have an easier time picking a mushroom if it is indeed terrestrial.


Copyright © 2017 Jim G.
Copyright © 2017 Jim G.
Copyright © 2017 Jim G.
In situ

Proposed Names

26% (1)
Recognized by sight: These seem like Gymnopilus based on everything but the habitat.
-55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Glabrous pileus; terrestrial growth; no veil.
Used references: North American Species of Gymnopilus
70% (3)
Recognized by sight: Type collected in Westchester, Co.
Used references: North American Species of Gymnopilus

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2017-10-04 04:12:02 CDT (-0400)

good id.