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4cm. Hemispheric, Becoming convex. Margin in-rolled, Becoming sub-irregular.
Vinaceous at first. Breaking up into vinaceous tufted fibrils. Fibrillose on margin. Cutis beginning pink, Becoming yellow but remaining pink at disc. Context whitish/ Pink, Staining pink in immature specimens.
Staining green in spots.
Sinuate, Shortly decurrent tooth. Light yellow in young specimens, Becoming rust spotted in age. Tawny, Ocherous orange by maturity. Fimbriate.
Cortinate partial veil white in immature specimens.
4cm X 7mm. Tapering to yellow, Sub-bulbous base. Beginning pink, Becoming yellow from base up but remaining pink at apex. Covered with brown, Appressed fibrils. Fibrils white above apex. Fugacious veil quickly disappearing. Stuffed-hollow. Context whitish, staining pink in immature specimens. Apex darkens dramatically when damaged.
Distinctively ocherous orange. Spores 6 x 8.5 x4.5 - 5 um ellipsoid to ovoid in face view, dextrinoid, verruculose, no germ pore. Pleurocystidia 22 - 33 x 6%u2014 7 um, cheilocystidia 20 - 34 x 3 - 7 um, caulocystidia none, clamp connections present.
June through November.
Habitat and Distribution:
G. braendlei grows on dead hardwoods and probably conifers, It is widespread in the eastern U.S. Also present in the Western United States.
David Fox and Christina Fox MO Occurrence Map
Solitary to gregariously or in small clusters
Green or blue bruising at the base and on the pileus, green spots on the pileus likely.
Gymnopilus braendlei -MushroomObserver
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