Golden Navel

Chrysomphalina chrysophylla

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Golden Navel Chrysomphalina chrysophylla (Fr.) Cleménçon syn. Gerronema chrysophyllum (Fr.) Sing. syn. Omphalina chrysophylla (Fr.) Murrill (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–5cm across, flat with a shallowly depressed disc and incurved margin, becoming more funnel-shaped in age; ochre to yellowish-brown; moist to dry, minutely hairy to scaly. Stem 20–50×1–5mm, somewhat curved or flattened; orange-yellow, cottony white at the base; stuffed to hollow, smooth, moist. Flesh tinged orange; thin, flexible; smell not distinctive. Gills decurrent, distant, narrow to broad; orange-yellow. Spores 8.5–15.5×4.5–6¼, ellipsoid to cylindrical, smooth; nonamyloid. Spore print yellowish. Habitat scattered or in clumps on conifer logs; summer to autumn. Very rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Unknown edibility.

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