Scientific name: Chrysomphalina chrysophylla
Derivation of name: Chrys- means "gold" or "golden"
in reference to the orange-yellowish gills of this
Synonyms: Gerronema chrysophylla (Fries) Singer.;
Common name(s): Golden-gilled Gerronema
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; on conifer
wood; July through September.
Dimensions: Caps are 1-4 cm wide; stipes are 2-4
cm long and 1.5-3 mm thick.
Cap: Brownish-orange in the center to yellowish-
brown toward the edge.
Gills: Decurrent, golden to apricot-yellow.
Spore print: Pale yellow.
Stipe: Smooth, yellow to darker with age.
More information at RogersMushrooms.com:
Figure 1. The cap is brownish-orange in the center and
yellowish-brown at the margin. Photo © George Barron.
Figure 2. Note the golden color of the decurrent gills.
Photo © Steve Nelsen.