Observation 123122: Pholiotina Fayod
When: 2013-01-21

Notes: Appeared to be growing terrestrially, not even with moss. The rough caps seemed interesting.

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Recognized by sight: Maybe from buried woody debris?
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And this
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-25 15:43:53 PST (-0800)
I think
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-22 18:20:39 PST (-0800)

I see brown spores there, look at the gills near the stem. In fact gills color is different from Laccaria, I’m going to clean the suggestion.

Just saw your comment, Christian…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-01-22 17:59:30 PST (-0800)

after posting my last one.

One pair of species that I find baffling is Pholiota granulosa and Flammulaster erinaceellus. They look a lot alike, the prints are the same color, and the spores are similarly sized/shaped. But my understanding is that each of these types grows directly on fallen branches/logs.

For most macro traits of T. furfuracea,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-01-22 17:53:57 PST (-0800)

color is not consistent, as this type mushroom is strongly hygrophanous. Here’s a collection that shows this.

But, speaking of color, the gills here seem too brown for Laccaria, as most of these types have whitish, pinkish, or purplish gills. Of course, the colors that each of us observes may be partly a function of our computer monitors, or just individual differences in color perception.

But one color that would seemingly provide some info here would be spore color. Do we have a spore color?

Could be
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-01-22 17:51:30 PST (-0800)

a Tubaria or one of the weird things like this Flammulaster (?)
But it was also on woodchips.


A little micro could help a lot.

It’s definitely not a Laccaria, as far as I can tell.

Could be
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-22 17:11:55 PST (-0800)

an old specimen, and even a more grainy cap T. furfuracea, and the gills would be… cinnamon brown. And the stem? Would be darker like these?

I still see a Laccaria there.

The specimens look to be fairly old.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-01-22 16:55:25 PST (-0800)

So some macro characters may have eroded. But T. furfuracea comes to mind. I have IDed collections with somewhat grainy caps as T. furfuracea.

I see different gills in Pholiota g.
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-22 16:29:38 PST (-0800)

more closer, not serrate edges, narrower. In which Tubaria are you thinking of?

Pholiota granulosa?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2013-01-22 13:12:14 PST (-0800)

On all the photos I’m seeing called that, they’re obviously growing on wood (large pieces or trees), have closer tan to light yellow gills, have larger granules, and no striation or uplifted cap margins… Am I looking wrong?

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