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Gymnopilus purpuratus

Gymnopilus purpuratus


60mm wide, 50mm tall. Crusty deep red top, crowded white to cream coloured gills, margin square, stipe parallel, slightly scaly, slightly stained? some mycelium showing at base?


Suburban fringe.. on a very large rotting pine log.


Gymnopilus purpuratus.
Some conversations and pics of Aus versions here...
Interesting not much info of them in Australia.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Hi rat ! Thanks for the idea. I like the colour comparison but the biggest problem is the size. These buttons were not more than 60mm.. (2.1 inches) across whereas the T.rutilans around here are about 280mm (10 inches) at least. I found one last week here...
Wow what happened to your face by the way? 8-))

Plums and custard! :D Tricholomopsis rutilans?

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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