Gymnopilus spectabilis    (Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Fiery Agaric 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Crepidotaceae  

synonyms: Pholiota spectabilis 

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Gymnopilus spectabilis
photo gallery of  Gymnopilus spectabilis potential confusions with  Gymnopilus spectabilis toxicity of Gymnopilus spectabilis genus Gymnopilus  

The cap is golden yellow to bright tawny-brown or orange. The cap surface is smooth or slightly scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is golden yellow, scaly, club-shaped and rooting, with a persistent yellow ring.

The flesh is yellow, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is radish-like (when cut); its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow then rusty red, adnate, crowded . The spore print is red brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, in tufts, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, also in parks, on isolated stumps, with oak, elm, beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 12 cm (between 2 and 35 cm)
  height of stem approximately 12 cm (between 5 and 25 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 25 mm (between 5 and 50 mm)

Distinctive features : bright coloured cap, yellow to tawny orange; gill staining when touched; bitter taste; ample membranous ring; in tufts

Gymnopilus spectabilis is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Gymnopilus spectabilis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Gymnopilus spectabilis in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18