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Gymnopilus spectabilis       Big Laughing Mushroom

Caps are 5-12 cm across, dry, smooth or becoming hairy, convex to flat, and yellow-brown to orange-brown.  Flesh is  yellowish and bitter.  Gills are attached, close, yellowish, and age rusty. Stalks are up to 15 cm tall, and 2 cm broad, coloured as cap, and fibril-streaked below the  ring. Ring is persistent, yellow-brown, becoming dark brown with spores.  Spore prints are   reddish brown.  Widespread and fairly common, it fruits in clusters on dead wood. Poisonous.