Gymnopilus underwoodii

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Gymnopilus underwoodii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Gymnopilus
Species: G. underwoodii
Binomial name
Gymnopilus underwoodii
(Peck) Murrill (1917)
  • Flammula underwoodii Peck (1896)

Gymnopilus underwoodii is a species of agaric fungus in the family Strophariaceae. Originally described in 1896 by Charles Peck as Flammula underwoodii, the fungus was given its current name by William Murrill in 1917.[2] The specific epithet honors American mycologist Lucien Underwood.


The cap is 6 to 10 cm (2.4 to 3.9 in) in diameter.[3]

Habitat and distribution[edit]

Gymnopilus underwoodii has been found on pine logs and trunks. In North America, it occurs from Virginia to Alabama and Florida, during November and December.[3]


  1. ^ "Gymnopilus underwoodii (Peck) Murrill". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2014-12-08. 
  2. ^ Murrill WA. (1917). "Gymnopilus". North American Flora. 10: 193–215. 
  3. ^ a b Hesler LR. (1969). North American Species of Gymnopilus. Mycologia Memoir. 3. Knoxville, Tennessee: Lubrecht & Cramer. pp. 33–34. ISBN 0-945345-39-9. 

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