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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Gymnopilus junonius. Gymnopilus junonius


Gymnopilus spectabilis
Agaricus junonius
Agaricus spectabilis
Gymnopilus pampeanus
Agaricus pampeanus
Gymnopilus spectabilis subsp. pampeanus


Present in region - Origin uncertain

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Caption: Collection BD81.
Owner: B. Dee

Caption: Collection BD81
Owner: B. Dee

Caption: Collection BD87. Gills
Owner: B. Dee

Owner: Peter Buchanan

Caption: Watercolour
Owner: G.M. Taylor

Owner: Herb. PDD

Caption: Watercolour
Owner: G.M. Taylor

Caption: Gymnopilus junonius, under pine, Farewell Spit, March 2008.
Owner: Pete McGregor

Owner: Herb. PDD

Article: Gadgil, P.D. (in association with Dick, M.A.; Hood, I.A.; Pennycook, S.R.) (2005). Fungi on trees and shrubs in New Zealand. Fungi of New Zealand. Ngā Harore o Aotearoa 4: xi + 437 p. Hong Kong: Fungal Diversity Press.
Description: Type: Lignicolous Fungi; Description: Basidiomata pileate, centrally stipitate, annual, solitary or in large or small clusters. Pileus finely fibrillose to fibrillose-scaly, convex with inturned edges when young, becoming nearly plane, 65–100 mm in diameter or sometimes larger; bright orange yellow or orange brown, smooth, dry; flesh fibrous, firm, up to 15 mm thick at apex, slightly tawny. Gills slightly sinuate to adnate, moderately crowded to crowded, orange yellow to orange brown. Stipe light orange yellow above the tawny, evanescent annulus, orange brown and fibrillose below, cylindrical, slightly swollen at base, somewhat striate, 80–110 mm long. Basidiospores ellipsoid, 8–11 × 5–7 μm, coarsely warty, yellowish brown; spore print rusty brown.
Distribution: Distribution: Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Taupo, Wanganui, Wellington, Gisborne, Wairarapa, Nelson, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury.; 1st Record: Taylor (1981).