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Luxurians Gymnopus

Luxurians Gymnopus


Ecology: Saprobic; growing gregariously or in tight clusters in woodchips, or on lawns (probably fruiting from dead, buried roots); summer and fall; widely distributed in eastern North America from Massachusetts to Alabama and Illinois, but not frequently collected. Given its ecology, it would not surprise me if it were to appear in the western states.


Gymnopus luxurians, like Leucocoprinus cepaestipes, is almost always found in woodchips, where it grows in clusters.

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Cris 7 years ago

Sorry and thanks, MichelBeeckman !

MichelBeeckman 7 years ago

I see you haven't changed the name of this observation yet, Cris!

Cris 7 years ago

Thank you MichelBeeckman

MichelBeeckman 7 years ago

Very thin context (flesh) and very narrow, quite crowded white gills, smooth pilleipelis (cap cuticle), upcurling cap margin, clustered growth: Gymnopus aff. luxurians.

Cris 8 years ago

Thank you CorduneanuVlad.

CorduneanuVlad 8 years ago

Looks a little like Flamullina Velutipes (but it's not, because Flamullina grows in winter). Maybe something in the same family.

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São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil

Spotted on Mar 19, 2015
Submitted on Mar 19, 2015

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