Notes:
Collector’s_Name: Joanne Schwartz
Substrate: Dead trunk, well decayed
Habitat: Dead Bishop Pine forest
Host: Bishop Pine, Pinus muricata
Spore_Print: Bright rusty brown on many caps
Smell_&_Taste: Sweet odor
Size: Cap to 12.5cm; Stipe to 11cm long (plus in decayed wood)
Chem_Test: NA
Staining: None
Other: Cap squamulose appressed. Gills two tiers, crowded, notched. Stipe very fiberous, White mycelium

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Used references: California Mushrooms
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90% (2)
Used references: According to Thorn et al. , G. junonius does not exist in N. America. This is G. ventricosus (matches their MN206904 at 99.74% see page 296). Thorn RG, Malloch DW, Saar I, Lamoureux Y, Nagasawa E, Redhead SA, Margaritescu S, Moncalvo J-M. 2020. New species in the Gymnopilus junonius group (Basidiomycota: Agaricales). Botany 98(6):293-315.
Based on chemical features: ITS sequences

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