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Gymnopus subsulphereus

Common Name: Yellow-gilled Gymnopus

Synonyms: Collybia subsulphurea; Collybia virginiana

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: Yellowish

Comments: 

This is a small, yellowish mushroom, that is often found in the spring growing from the forest floor. The next thing to notice with this mushroom is the smooth, cartaligenous stem and the yellow, thin, closely spaced gills.  The stem will often begin to darken to a dull orange color near the base, especially with age. 

Lookalikes:  

Gymnopus earleae is similar, but usually has a darker brown cap. Gymnopus dryophila has white gills. 

Pictures:

Gymnopus subsulphereus

Gymnopus subsulphereus

4/17/12 - Griffy Reservoir - Bloomington, IN

Gymnopus subsulphereus

4/19/12 - Morgan Monroe SF - Monroe Co. IN