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Gymnopilus dilepis (Berk. & Broome) Singer (a rustgill)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 24 images of Gymnopilus dilepis (a rustgill)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Gymnopilus dilepis (a rustgill)

FRDBI FRDBI (www.fieldmycology.net/gbchklst/gbchklst.asp) has the UK and Ireland records of Gymnopilus dilepis (a rustgill)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Henrici, A., 2002 (Colour photograph (rear cover) and history) Notes and Records (Jan 2002)
Watling, R., 1998 Profiles of Fungi No. 94: Gymnopilus dilepis

General Works

Henrici, A., 2004 Notes and Records (July 2004)

Gymnopilus dilepis may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
STROPHARIACEAE
(a family of toadstools)
Gymnopilus
(rustgill toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Gymnopilus dilepis is associated with:

fruitbody Cocos nucifera - Coconut Palm (Arecales: Arecaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on stump (old) Foreign Watling, R., 1998 [in Sri Lanka]
fruitbody Pinopsida - conifers fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decayed, fermenting and heating up wood-chips Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk [on large piles of wood-chips which are heating up from fermentation],
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005

There may be more taxa associated with Gymnopilus dilepis listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)

Associated with Gymnopilus dilepis:

Gymnopilus dilepis may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A beautiful toadstool which is bright purple when young, (resembling Tricholompsis rutilans but with a ring), rapidly fading to orange-brown. Originally from South East Asia where it grows on old coconut stumps, it was possibly introduced with coir imported for horticultural use as a peat replacement.

It is one of a number of recent introductions and colonists which grow on wood chips. It is becoming more common and widespread in this habitat, but requires warmth so is restricted to large piles of chips which are heating up through fermention, or indoors in pots with house plants.

This is one of a complex of very similar species in South East Asia and Australasia and there's always the possibility of one of its close relatives also being present in this country.

References

Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide
Watling, R., 1998 Profiles of Fungi No. 94: Gymnopilus dilepis
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