When: 2017-11-29

Collection location: Madrona Beach Rd. Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

Specimen available

Substrate: coniferous bark mulch. Beneath young Western red cedar, pine and firs.

Cap: 2-10(11)cm, brown(chestnut), reddish orange, dense fibrils, typical Incurved margin in young specimens(as with most Gymnopilus). Maturing to plane, upturned margins. Gills are ragged and stain brown where bruised/handled.

Stem: 3-7cm. Lighter orange/ white towards stem base. Stains brown where handled. Tenuous mycelium adhering to stem bases and bark chip substrate. Striate down stem, minutely floccose.

Odor: similar to carrot/root vegetables.

Taste: extremely bitter.

Spore print: Rusty brown/orange.

Elevation:Sea level.

Collected buttons and fully mature specimens for collection(images added for scale and color context). All features(macroscopically), and substrate/habitat are a match for G. humicola.

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By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2017-12-01 04:07:51 CET (+0100)

Wasn’t aware of this Gym-I am planning to head back to that flush tomorrow to harvest a few for my herbarium. Was blown away by such diversity in morphology(size) between fruiting bodies in this collection. Smallest pins were only a few centimeters and largest were about 9 or more centimeters. Thanks for the heads up with this species-much appreciated :). Happy hunting with the remainder of the fall season. The brown staining gills and stem were evident in all mushrooms in the group from buttons to full maturity. Looks promising for a match.

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