Observation 59956: Omphalotus Fayod

When: 2010-09-12

Collection location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)

No specimen available



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-11% (2)
Recognized by sight: Large, orange, on wood, with gills.

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Upon further thought
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-11-30 06:01:12 PST (-0800)

I immediately dismissed Omphalotus thinking Jack-O-Lanterns to myself, which it was clearly not (olearius and illudens). Upon further study, I would say it resembled olivascens but was much larger that even the outside average size, there was no staining and this is in Minnesota so highly unlikely. That leaves mexicanus and nidiformis, which it clearly is not.

gills are visible
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-30 00:39:14 PST (-0800)

at least a little. i think the clearest peek is in pic 2. a split in the cap toward the bottom shows relatively deep, pallid-/creamy-yellow gills. this could be spore deposit as much as natural gill color. either way, Omphalotus doesn’t look so far-fetched.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-29 22:48:28 PST (-0800)

It sounds like you’re pretty convinced it isn’t Omphalotus, and I don’t doubt you, but could you give us a reason that you think it wasn’t? So far, your description doesn’t rule out our most likely candidate, unless the gills were some sort of bright, crazy, day-glo, chrome yellow

I’m betting Omphalotus
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-11-29 21:27:23 PST (-0800)

Was definitely not Omphalotus

I wish I had taken more time with it
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-11-29 21:25:30 PST (-0800)

Im having to recall this one from about 2 months ago. It was at the base of an oak and what was so shocking was the combination of size and that mustard yellow color. It was past prime and fairly fragile. I recall turning it over and finding it was gilled and had a substantial stipe. Large deep gills that I THINK were also yellow which again made it a really unique find in my mind. I searched for more photos but can find no additional shots.

I’m betting Omphalotus
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-29 20:26:28 PST (-0800)

But it sure looks like Cantharellus californicus from the top. I think there is virtually no chance that it is that species, to be clear.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-29 19:59:51 PST (-0800)

What did the underside look like? Can you add a picture?

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