Observation 32067: Gymnopilus luteofolius (Peck) Singer

When: 2010-01-16

Collection location: San Mateo, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom (LanLord)

No specimen available

Growing out of (or from under) wood boarder of a walkway.



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Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight
92% (3)
Recognized by sight: common in the bay on wood-chips, wood piles, conifer mulch, sign posts, anything processed wood, fallen conifer logs. the scales on the cap means its probably one of a few species, many are active with kavalactones. do these bruise green/blue?

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-01-18 07:21:26 WIB (+0700)

G. luteofolius are active. I do not know about the west coast variety of G. junonius… It is widely thought that they are inactive on the west coast.

according to Stamets they may be mildly active…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-17 23:47:18 WIB (+0700)

but their bitterness makes it a moot point. These are rather bleached out…they can be quite spectacularly colored when in good shape. Fun to find, regardless of recreational potential, and apparently easily cultivated.

your right
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-17 19:47:16 WIB (+0700)
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2010-01-17 11:47:44 WIB (+0700)

is the mushroom which applies to what your speaking of, eddee.

but that one looks like its got some blue going on
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-17 10:48:31 WIB (+0700)
not active on the west coast
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-17 10:29:06 WIB (+0700)

They are supposedly not active on the west coast and usually do not stain blue. On the east they are active and i have seen them stain blue

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2010-01-17 10:22:43 WIB (+0700)

looks like luteofolius to me! they supposedly have mild psilocin/psilocybin content, but many people have stated that they feel none of those effects. it is indeed active, but its because of the kavalactones in them. nothing bad.

Bruise blue or green?
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-01-17 10:04:36 WIB (+0700)

I did notice several were bluing, I may have a pic that I can post.

Are the active components similar to psilocin? Is there any “bad” things in them?

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