Gymnopilus picreus

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Gymnopilus picreus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Gymnopilus
Species: G. picreus
Binomial name
Gymnopilus picreus
(Pers.) P. Karst.
Gymnopilus picreus
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex

hymenium is adnexed

or adnate
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: can cause allergic reactions

Gymnopilus picreus is a species of mushroom in the Cortinariaceae family.


The cap is 1 to 2 centimetres (0.4 to 0.8 in) in diameter.[1]

Microscopic characteristics

Habitat and distribution[edit]

Gymnopilus picreus grows on conifer wood and sometimes on hardwood. It has been found in the northern United States and Canada, and Tennessee; also Europe; fruit bodies appear in summer and autumn.[1]

See also[edit]

List of Gymnopilus species


  1. ^ a b Hesler LR. (1969). North American Species of Gymnopilus (Mycologia Memoir Series: No 3). Knoxville, Tennessee: Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd. pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-945345-39-9. 

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