Observation 31749: Gymnopilus ventricosus (Earle) Hesler

Notes:
15cm orange convex cap, orange medium-spaced adnate gills, orange flesh, bulbous 5cm tall 5cm wide stalk, no veil, no ring, stalk breaks cleanly but somewhat fibrous on the outside, pumpkin orange spore print, found in a cluster at base of Monterey pine stump that had been cut 2 years ago, pleasant sweet-ish mushroomy-woodsy odor.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:58 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lafayette (near reservoir), Contra Costa County, California, USA’ to ‘near Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA

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Recognized by sight: A large west coast junonius-like species which likes conifer but occasionally occurs on hardwoods. Type location is Stanford, California. Original description: http://www.librifungorum.org/...

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ah, so you didn’t taste it!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-12 12:03:56 AEDT (+1100)

this mushroom gives rise to one of my current favorite cliches: “Bitter…like a Gymnopilus!”

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