Gymnopilus fulgens


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Gymnopilus fulgens (J. Favre & Maire) Singer (illustrated life size) Cap 0.5–3cm across, convex then expanded; tan or cinnamon when moist, drying more ochre. Stem 5–20×1–3mm; tan, becoming dark brown. Flesh concolorous; thin; taste mild, smell strong. Gills slightly decurrent; ochre to cinnamon. Spores 8–11×5–7¼, broadly elliptical. Spore print rust-brown. Habitat on swampy heathland, often amongst sphagnum; autumn. Rare. Unknown edibility.

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