Observation 80947: Gymnopilus sapineus (Fr.) Murrill

When: 2011-10-28

Collection location: Plumas National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike (mjfriend)

No specimen available

This specimen keys to Pholiota aurivella group in Arora. It was collected on October 12, 2011 at 7000 feet in a mixed conifer forest that is dominated by red fir and white fir. It was growing on a pine stump.

The specimen was dry and not slimy, prominent cracks are on the cap. There are dark orange to brown scales on the cap. The stipe has fibrils with rusty brown spore stains and a faint rusty brown annulus. There are no obvious scales on the stipe. A few yellowish wispy veil remnants on the cap margin connect to the stipe; I couldn’t capture this feature with my camera. The spore print is a dull brown, not orange or rust-colored.

Although it keys well, I’m not confident its P. aurivella because it lacks obvious scales on the stipe and the key makes no mention of the obvious cracks on the cap.



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