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Invisiblegeorge castanzaM
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ID Please "If You Can"
    #3267234 - 10/23/04 10:10 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)


growing in a window
fruiting from wood in the spring (western ohio)
the spores were orange/rusty
big cap was aprx. 2" in diameter
sorry the pics are so poor quality
any ideas?
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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: george castanza]
    #3267277 - 10/23/04 11:07 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Wow thats cool but can't help id


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: Marcd046]
    #3267394 - 10/23/04 12:22 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Thats awesome! Any idea what kind of wood?


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: vc77]
    #3267403 - 10/23/04 12:27 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

unh.... hardwood for sure, other than that i just don't know


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: george castanza]
    #3267410 - 10/23/04 12:30 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

That they were growing from wood and had an orangish-rusty colored spore print suggests they were Gymnopilus. The first photo has hints of a possible ring on the stem. Do you recall if they had clear rings on the stems?

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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: george castanza]
    #3267412 - 10/23/04 12:31 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Well it looks like a lepiota too me.


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: vc77]
    #3267462 - 10/23/04 12:56 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

That does look like it could be a Gymnopilus. Pholiota is another possibility, but Pholiotas have brown spores. Lepiota is not a possibility because they don't grow on wood, and because they have unmistakably white spores.

Cool habitat! :cool:

Most of the Gyms I find in Ohio are active. If you could get a good photo of them fruiting you could probably get photo of the month.


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: shroomydan]
    #3267472 - 10/23/04 12:59 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

You're right, my bad. :thumbup:


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: ToxicMan]
    #3267621 - 10/23/04 01:58 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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That they were growing from wood and had an orangish-rusty colored spore print suggests they were Gymnopilus. The first photo has hints of a possible ring on the stem. Do you recall if they had clear rings on the stems?

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did not notice a clear ring
but it did have a veil...much like a cub (whitish)
the spores could have been brownish?
and i do remember squeezing it trying to bruise it and it turned a kinda brown/orange but not a deep coloring


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Re: ID Please "If You Can" [Re: george castanza]
    #3267746 - 10/23/04 02:34 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

As shroomydan suggests, Pholiota is also a possibility, especially if the spore print is not orangish. Microscopic examination of the spores would separate the two definitively, as Pholiota spores have a germ pore and Gymnopilus do not. Also, most Pholiota spores are smooth and most Gymnopilus spores are warty.

Assuming Gymnopilus, we can't really go beyond placing them in subgenus Annulati because of the partial veil. A lot of the classification of Gymnopilus is done with microscopic examination of the spores.

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