Gymnopilus underwoodii

Gymnopilus underwoodii is a species of agaric fungus in the family Hymenogastraceae. 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.

Gymnopilus underwoodii
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G. underwoodii
Binomial name
Gymnopilus underwoodii
(Peck) Murrill (1917)
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DescriptionEdit

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

Habitat and distributionEdit

Gymnopilus underwoodii has been found on pine logs and trunks. It is found in the US, from Virginia to Alabama and in Florida, fruiting from November to December.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  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. Vol. 3. Knoxville, Tennessee: Lubrecht & Cramer. pp. 33–34. ISBN 978-0-945345-39-8.