Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Strophariaceae
Species: Gymnopilus penetrans (Fr.) Murrill
Synonyms: Agaricus penetrans
Dryophila penetrans
Flammula penetrans
Common Name: Common Rustgill


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Gymnopilus penetransPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Picea (3)
Pinus (3)
Corylus avellana (3)
Quercus (2)
Salix (2)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Coniferophyta (1)
Pinus sitchensis (1)
Picea abies (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (7)
Woodland (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dead Wood (9)
Stump (8)
Acer pseudoplatanus (3)
Twig (3)
Log (2)
wood (2)
Dead Branch (1)
dead coniferous wood (1)
Fallen log (1)
Norway Maple (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Soil (1)
trunk, fallen (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (1)
August (2)
September (6)
October (19)
November (7)
December (3)