Observation 321876: Gymnopus luxurians group

Several cespitose groups scattered in grass with some woody debris where a tree had previously been cut down; heavy rain the night before. Representative cap: 2.5 cm., reddish-brown fibers over a light background, a few cross veins noted on gills of some of the specimens (Image #7659). Stipe: 5.5 cm. X 3 mm. slightly enlarged at base with white mycelium. Unable to obtain a spore print. KOH on cap yellow with a slight greenish tinge.


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A few cross veins
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KOH on cap.

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By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2018-07-03 20:48:17 PDT (-0700)

Well I think we should explore the genus Gymnopus further, and with intensity.


I considered dryophilus, certainly a look-alike
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-07-03 20:26:32 PDT (-0700)

but my specimens have caps with prominent fibrils. Both Kuo and the great references you provided describe the dryophilus cap as glabrous or bald. Additionally the stripes on my specimens are strikingly white, showing no evidence of coloring as they matured. Even my previous posts of luxurians have smooth/bald caps and darker stems.

Could ….
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2018-07-03 19:18:26 PDT (-0700)
Thanks, Jimmie. I just posted a luxurians
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-07-03 18:05:32 PDT (-0700)

last week but didn’t think of “group” for these. They are so petite for one thing. It makes sense to me now that you have suggested it. Appreciate the ID.

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