Gymnopilus luteus
Gymnopilus luteus
Scientific classification
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G. luteus
Binomial name
Gymnopilus luteus
((Peck) Hesler)
Synonyms

Pholiota lutea

Gymnopilus luteus
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gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is adnexed or adnate
stipe has a ring
spore print is yellow-orange
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: inedible or psychoactive

Gymnopilus luteus also called the "Yellow Gymnopilus" is a widely distributed mushroom of the Eastern United States, it contains the hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin. Often mistaken for Gymnopilus speciosissimus and Gymnopilus subspectabilis.[1]

Description

It is considered inedible due to the bitter taste and presence of the hallucinogenic drugs psilocybin and psilocin.[1]

Habitat and formation

Gymnopilus luteus is found growing solitary to gregariously or in small clusters on dead hardwood trees, June–November, widely distributed in eastern United States and Canada.

See also

List of Gymnopilus species

References

  1. ^ a b c Thorn, R. Greg; Malloch, David W.; Saar, Irja; Lamoureux, Yves; Nagasawa, Eiji; Redhead, Scott A.; Margaritescu, Simona; Moncalvo, Jean-Marc (2020-04-24). "New species in the Gymnopilus junonius group (Basidiomycota: Agaricales)". Botany. Canadian Science Publishing. 98 (6): 293–315. doi:10.1139/cjb-2020-0006. ISSN 1916-2790.

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