Observation 118943: Pholiota squarrosoides (Peck) Sacc.
When: 2012-09-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -found multiple specimens growing together on a dead log

-pileus was dry and convex/hemispheric in shape, measured 48mm in diameter, squamous scales on surface, with non striated margin, pileus color was a tan with orange/brown scales

-adnate even gills, cream in color, lamellulae present spacing <1mm, crowded

-annulus present

-dry stipe, grandular dotted surface, solid equal, 78mm in length, 14mm in width, caespitose base

- no volva

-spore shape was an broadly ovate

- spore measurements (length/width) (in micrometers) I tried to include the one of the largest and smallest spores I could find along with the majority of the same sized spores that I found. Measured with an 100x oil immersion objective.

1. 4.98/3.32
2. 4.98/3.32
3. 4.55/3.32
4. 4.98/3.32
5. 4.98/3.32
6. 4.15/2.91
7. 4.98/3.32
8. 4.98/3.32
9. 4.98/3.32
10. 4.98/3.32

range(4.15-4.98) and (2.91-3.32)

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight: P. squarrosoides or P. squarrosa
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: based on ‘dry pileus’ in the notes section
75% (2)
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Used references: “A Monograph of the Genus Pholiota in the United States” Overholts
Based on microscopic features

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