Gymnopilus junonius 1
Gymnopilus junonius "Spectacular Rustgill", found worldwide, variable. Some varieties contain hallucinogenic psilocybin, hence alt. name "Laughing Jim". Common as striking clumps on rotting wood. Caps as wide as 400 mm (!) but mostly to about 150 mm, orange brown, scaly-fibrillose, initially hemispherical, opening to flattened with irregular edges. Gills close, yellow-orange; spore print rusty brown. Stem fibrillose-scaly, sturdy, swollen near base (esp. when young), with small ring; ornage colour lighter above ring than below. Devilbend Reservoir, Mornington Peninsula, 2008.
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