Gymnopilus     Genus

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Inocybe pyriodoraBrown, Olive, Orange or Tan Spored     Suborder
Gills not free
Spore print tan, orange, deep ochre, yellowish olive, olive brown, rusty or cinnamon brown or deep brown
Ring usually either absent or not membranous

Pholiota albocrenulataLignicolous Brown Spored     Family
Growing on wood

Medium To Big Lignicolous Brown Spored     Subfamily
Gymnopilus spectabilis
Cap usually more than 2" across, and sometimes up to 8; usually tan, yellow, or pumpkin-colored
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Leprocybe     Subgenus
Not sticky anywhere
Cap not hygrophanous
Fruiting body husky, with duller olive, yellow, yellowish or orangish brown coloration

Gymnopilus     Genus     Karsten

Gymnopilus spectabilis



The possible spore print colors for this genus are more or less the same as the colors of the actual mushrooms in the picture here

Narrow down your identification:

Gymnopilus aeruginosus
Cap usually up to 3" across, but may be up to 9"; with a bluish green tinge and/or with various bluish green, pink, or vinaceous patches; scurfy in age, with the scales getting darker than the rest of the cap
Partial veil leaving an evanescent band of fibers on the stalk

Gymnopilus liquiritiae
Cap up to 2 3/4" across; pumpkin-colored; slightly scurfy and cracking slightly in age
No partial veil
Odor sometimes like potatoes
Gill edges fringed with cheilocystidia
Yellowish mycelium at the base of the stalk

Gymnopilus luteofolius
Cap up to 5" across; margin inrolled and remaining so well into maturity; covered with vinaceous scales
Partial veil persistent, fibrillose to cottony

Gymnopilus luteus
Cap up to 4" across; golden yellow; glabrous, sometimes minutely scurfy on the disk in age
Stature robust
Gills emarginate or sinuate in maturity
Partial veil persistent, fibrillose to cottony
Odor sweet, sometimes anise-like

Gymnopilus penetrans
Cap up to 2" across; golden yellow; glabrous
Stature gracile
Partial veil white, fibrillose, evanescent
Gills yellow at first, then becoming dotted with rusty spots

Gymnopilus sapineus
Cap up to 2" across; golden yellow; scurfy
Stature gracile
Partial veil yellow, fibrillose, evanescent

Gymnopilus spectabilisGymnopilus spectabilis
Cap with no upper limit on size; pumpkin-colored; glabrous, sometimes minutely scurfy in age
Partial veil persistent, fibrillose to cottony
Odor sometimes like anise
On hardwood

Gymnopilus terrestris
Cap up to 2 3/4" across; amber-brown; glabrous
On the ground under conifers