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Gymnopilus picreus
Family
Strophariaceae
Location
Europe, North America
Dimensions
Cap 2-4 cm diameter, stem 4-7 cm tall * 0.4-1 cm diameter
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Gymnopilus picreus is a medium-sized saprotrophic agaric with an orange-brown cap that grows on conifer wood and sometimes on hardwood. Fruit bodies appear in summer and autumn.

Cap bell shaped at first, later flattening out and orange-brown coloured. Gills adnexed or adnate, colour vivid yellow. Stem darker orange-brown than cap and darkening towards the base, covered with small light gray scales.

Similar species include Galerina marginata which has a more lighter coloured stem and cap.




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