Gymnopilus penetrans Cortinariaceae Common Rustgill

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Gymnopilus penetrans Common Rustgill. 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. Caps are from 3-6 cm in diameter, stipe is 5-10cm, with white cottony base infiltrating the substrate. It is usually found in tufts or troops. This species is very common along the Millennium Walk at the Reservoir, and has been recorded elsewhere as well. It is inedible



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