Distribution: Europe to North America
Habitat: Conifer logs and stumps
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Gymnopilus bellulus is a small to medium-sized species with an orange-brown to yellow-brown, smooth cap with slightly striate edge. The gills are bright yellow to dull yellow then rusty yellow as the spores mature, and sometimes have rusty spots and brownish stains. The stipe is red-brown with a yellowish apex and whitish longitudinal fibrils on the lower portion. It does not have a noticeable veil and the taste is somewhat bitter.