Gymnopilus liquiritiae

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Gymnopilus liquiritiae
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Gymnopilus liquiritiae
Scientific classification
G. liquiritiae
Binomial name
Gymnopilus liquiritiae
Gymnopilus liquiritiae
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is adnexed or adnate
stipe is bare
spore print is yellow-orange
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: psychoactive

Gymnopilus liquiritiae is a mushroom in the family Cortinariaceae. The mushroom is widely distributed and grows in dense clusters on dead conifer wood. It has a rusty orange spore print, a bitter taste, and does not contain the hallucinogen psilocybin.[1] One of its key distinguishing features is the lack of partial veil.


  • Cap: 2 – 8 cm in diameter; initially convex, becoming nearly plane to nearly umbonate in age, dry, smooth, rusty brown to orange color, margin even, at length striatulate (with marked by small lines, grooves or ridges), cracking slightly in age, flesh pale yellow to pale orange.
  • Gills: Close to crowded; broad, edges fimbriate, yellowish or pale orange, eventually orange; sometimes with reddish brown spots.
  • Spore Print: Rusty brown.
  • Stipe: (1)3 – 7 cm long; (2)3 — 8(10) mm thick; more or less equal, or tapering in either direction; sometimes slightly, even to off-center; smooth or finely fibrous; whitish to pale orange; yellowish or rusty colored mycelium at the base of the stalk. No partial veil.
  • Taste: Bitter
  • Odor: Mild or sometimes like raw potatoes
  • Microscopic features: Spores 7 — 8.5(10) x 4 — 5.5 μm, elliptical; pleurocystidia (inconspicuous), cheilocystidia, pileocystidia and caulocystidia present.[2]

Habitat and formation[edit]

Gymnopilus liquiritiae is a widely distributed wood rotting mushroom, subcaespitose on conifer, seems to prefer dead hardwood in the southern regions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stamets, Paul (1996). Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 0-9610798-0-0.
  2. ^ "A Trial Key to GYMNOPILUS in the Pacific Northwest". Archived from the original on 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2008-11-20.

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