Scaly Rustgill mushroom (Gymnopilus sapineus)

Scaly Rustgill mushroom (Gymnopilus sapineus)

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Caption: Scaly Rustgill (Gymnopilus sapineus). Orange mushroom 1-2 inches across x 1-2 inches high. Umbo present in young, flattening to wavy surface and smooth margin. Stipe orange. Grows singly or in small clusters. Saint Petersburg, Florida. Boyd Hill Nature Center. August. Gymnopilus sapineus, commonly known as Scaly Rustgill, is a small and widely distributed mushroom which grows in dense clusters on dead conifer wood. It has a rusty orange spore print and a bitter taste. It is unclear at this time whether this species or its relatives contain the hallucinogen psilocybin.

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Keywords: basidiomycetes, basidiomycota, decomposer, florida, fruiting body, fungus, grows singly or in small clusters, gymnopilus, gymnopilus sapineus, leaf litter, mushroom, orange mushroom, saint petersburg, saprophtic, saprophyte, scaly rustgill mushroom, smooth margin mushroom, stipe orange, umbo, wavy surface mushroom

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