Observation 119500: Pholiota squarrosoides (Peck) Sacc.
When: 2012-12-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on Alder stump on rotting wood. Scaly cap and stem. flesh white and rust, gill grey-tan. Pleasant smell is resinous and hint of cinnamon. Taste mild and slightly sweet.

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Recognized by sight: aromatic smell, viscid cap, conical scales

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I ate them
By: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)
2012-12-12 19:24:04 CET (+0100)

After three days in the frig, these mushrooms still had a spicy sweet fragrance. I am pretty confident that this is Pholiota squarrosoides. Last night I decided to eat them. I sauteed the caps and stems in olive oil for about 5 minutes on high heat. Excellent flavor, though they lost the spicy fragrance. After cooking, the flavor and texture of the caps reminded me of the chunk of fat on a steak that gets crunchy-charred on the outside, and savory-gooey on the inside. The stems were tasty too. It digested well. I want more.

I am attempting to clone this one.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-12-10 02:19:28 CET (+0100)

It has reportedly caused digestive problems for some. I have eaten it without any issues but it was bland tasting…

any experience eating?
By: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)
2012-12-09 23:45:10 CET (+0100)

I will seek a local expert for an in-person ID. I already grow Pholiota nameko. I may try to clone this Pholiota squarrosoides or start from spores if I hear a good report on good an edible this is. Any personal experience eating this one. I love how this one smells fresh.

I was thinking Pholiota squarrosoides
By: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)
2012-12-09 23:30:09 CET (+0100)

How do I tell the difference between Pholiota squarrosoides and Pholiota squarrosa?

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