Observation 4838: Gymnopilus penetrans (Fr.) Murrill

When: 2007-11-06

Collection location: Whitemarsh, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

small mushroom, clustered in wood mulch of mostly coniferous clearcut
ST: 40×3-5mm, slightly off-center, paler than cap, shiny, smooth, fibrous and flexible but not breaking, hollow, staining dark brown eventually when cut, white fuzz at base
CAP: 30mm wide, convex to almost plane with sl umbo, smooth, rich light honey to yellow-orange brown, fairly solid unchanging color, darkening just under marg
FLESH: to 5-6mm thick under center, pale yellow, unchanging
VEIL: none seen on these specimens, but see below
GILL: sl decur, pale yellow to sl orangish, avg dist, unbr, 3mm deep
SPORE: print orange-brown

Tried to key out using Demystified, but can’t make it past the G. sapineus group. I saw some young ones with a white fibrous veil elsewhere, but I’m not sure they were the same species. At any rate, I’m basing my tentative ID on that white veil, orange spore print, clustered-on-wood habit, “modest size”, and perfectly smooth yellow cap.



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