Gyrodon meruliodes

(also known as Boletinellus meruliodes)

No Common name

Order Agaricales , family Paxillaceae

Gyrodon merulioidesCAP BROWN, FELTY, FLESH YELLOW

Cap:  5-25 cm broad, plane to depressed, margin curved down, brown, felt-like

IRREGULAR PORES ON UNDERSIDE OF CAP

Pores: very shallow, radial, elongated, slightly descending stalk; bright yellow, becoming dingy yellow in age, bruise slightly blue-green; not easily separable from cap

STALK ECCENTRIC TO ALMOST LATERAL

Stalk: 1-6 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, lateral or eccentric; yellow above, cap color below, bruising darker brown

Gyrodon merulioidesSPORE PRINT OLIVE-BROWN

Spores 7-11 x 5-7.5 µm, smooth, elliptical

ON GROUND UNDER ASH TREES

EDIBLE

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These fruiting bodies were found in a park in Denver, Colorado. This fungus is generally reported to occur in eastern North America, under ash trees. It is reported to be edible but not very good.


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