Gymnopilus junonius

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Gymnopilus junonius

31 October 2007 Essex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Gymnopilus spectabilis

Cap

Convex, covered with fibrous scales, with veil remnants at the margin, saffron, orange or ochre, to about 15 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, narrow, yellowish to rust brown, often with brown spots

Stem

Cylindrical or club shaped, pale yellow to orange brown, with a fleshy apical ring

Flesh

Yellowish, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

At the base of living deciduous trees, and on dead wood of deciduous trees

Spore Print

Rust-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores almond shaped, coarsely warty (8-10) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Gymnopilus junonius

31 October 2007 Essex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin