Gymnopilus Spectabilis is usually found to be in its
reproductive state from early fall to mid-winter and is found on rotting
hardwood or conifers. The caps are yellow in early development
then turn bright orange. The gills are bright yellow and located
underneath the cap, although during reproduction the gills may appear dark because
of the spores. The flesh on these mushrooms is firm and mostly
very thick. The caps are also coated with fine brown fibrils.