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Gymnopilus penetrans

   (Family: Cortinariaceae)
Common name: Rustgill EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 30 - 80 mm
Rusty brown or tawny (fulvous)
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Spore colour:
Rusty brown
Smell / taste: not distinctive
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
The orange-brown caps of this fungus are found beneath Pines, and increasingly, on wood chip that is of a coniferous origin. As reflected in the name, the gills turn dark rusty brown with age, first becoming spotted with brown.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: convex
Pileus (Cap) decorations: glabrous
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Crowded. Ochraceous yellow becoming tawny.
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: unswollen
  Stem info: EDIT
  35mm-70mm long x 5mm-10mm. Fibrous appearance. Bronze with white downy deposit at base. Hollow. Ring Transient.
Habitat: Grows on wood
Habitat info: EDIT
On wood, especially pine debris.
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