Gymnopilus junonius (Fr.) P.D. Orton (3 Photos and Description)

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Gymnopilus luteus is growing in this case from dead wood of a oak in tight clusters. It has a medium to large yellow-orange cap with pale brownish fibrils from the disc outwards, remnants of the partial veil on the margin, yellow gills that become somewhat rusty as the spores are released, and a fibrous yellowish stem with a ring that turns rust-brown. This species is often confused with Gymnopilus junonius. Like it, Gymnopilus luteus is also extremely bitter to taste and is hallucinagenic.

Gymnopilus luteus

Gymnopilus luteus