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Gymnopilus spectabilis?
    #963343 - 10/15/02 04:41 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hi !

I found these Mushrooms ... maybe someone here could help me identify them?

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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #963360 - 10/15/02 04:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

They look like they have some potential, hang on to them and see what others say... I think you might have a winner. Don't eat them untill you have other's opinons and a spore print. There are some poisonous look alikes that could make you really sick. Spore print should be rusty orange to bright orange.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #963496 - 10/15/02 05:52 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

They might be, but they don't look quite the same as the ones I find here in PA. Gyms seem to vary by area, at least that's what I'm sure I have read. What type of tree were they growing from? I usually find them on well rotted oak or maple stumps or logs, but they can grow on several species of deciduous hard woods.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: superpimp]
    #963511 - 10/15/02 06:00 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I believe they are, they have that spectabilis look, yellew flesh....yup. They should smell almost like anise/wood and drop an orange/brown sporeprint.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: superpimp]
    #963704 - 10/15/02 07:20 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

What type of tree were they growing from? 




They were growing at the bottom of an oak tree.  :laugh:

Thanks for all of your help. 


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #963715 - 10/15/02 07:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

look gymmy to me.
did they discolor at all, i mean, greenish?
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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #963811 - 10/15/02 07:59 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

gyms tastes horrible!


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: NiGGy]
    #963829 - 10/15/02 08:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

And psilocybes don't?


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #963852 - 10/15/02 08:14 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i think psilocybes taste good.
but gyms are supposed to be bitter as hell.
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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: viscid]
    #963866 - 10/15/02 08:18 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ah ok , well - thanks for the info. I don't plan on eating them.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #964156 - 10/15/02 10:15 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #964222 - 10/15/02 10:34 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

they look pretty nasty - what's the dosage/experience? any recent reports?


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #964273 - 10/15/02 10:47 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

am i the only one who doesn't see the pic(s)?


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: canid]
    #964336 - 10/15/02 11:00 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Did you click his link?


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: Gumby]
    #964385 - 10/15/02 11:13 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i didn't notice it, sorry.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #964542 - 10/16/02 12:21 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

They certainly look similar.

Gymnopilus spectabilis has a prominent ring on the stem, so please verify that yours do, too (I can't see from the photos). Here is a photo of some showing the ring.

You should also verify the taste (break a piece off from a cap smaller than a fingernail, put it in your mouth, chew for up to a minute, and spit it out - you can stop chewing if you taste something). G. spectabilis is bitter. There is a closely related species which tastes mild to disagreeable but not intensely bitter.

Finally, you should verify if they were growing on conifer wood or hardwood. G. spectabilis only grows on hardwood.

Keep us posted.

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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #964560 - 10/16/02 12:29 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

tm, not realy an issue but i would verify the substrate before the taste test.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #965403 - 10/16/02 08:24 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I posted a print pic if anyone is interested. I also tasted a little tiny peice and it tastes almost identicaly like fresh psilocybe. So, i'm guessing that would be 'bitter'.

Thanks again for all your help.


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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: LeaveMeAlone]
    #965736 - 10/16/02 01:37 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Defenitly gyms. Take a look at the one on the left in the next pic, you even cut it the same way.

Also check the other recent threads about gyms, it seems they are poping up all over, i saw the first of this year last week in my woods :grin:.

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Re: Gymnopilus spectabilis? [Re: MAIA]
    #966099 - 10/16/02 04:10 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

:ooo: :cool: :grin:

sweet! Thanks MAIA 


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