Observation 129589: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-08-08

Collection location: Beamsville, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Dr. Lorne Stobbs (Stobbsl)

No specimen available

Predominantly hardwood forest, some hemlock and fir. Suspect Armillaria spp.?

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It could also
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-01 10:54:27 CST (-0500)

be Gymnopilus, but I believe it is dark spored, unless the shadows or the specimens being old are fooling my eyes.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-01 10:39:06 CST (-0500)

this obs looks similar to…
including the yellowish color on the gills. Actually, I have seen older specimens of Armillaria types that have developed a sordid yellow color on the gills. But the one thing that really seems to stand out about this obs, in comparison to the one seen in the link, is the absence of a white spore deposit atop the caps that occupy the lower parts of the cluster. Armillaria tend to deposit relatively large amounts of spore.

The gills appear to be a shade of yellow…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-28 07:49:55 CST (-0500)

that would be unlikely for an Armillaria species.

Obtaining a spore print color by placing a cap gills-down so that it straddles two pieces of paper one white and one black can be very helpful.

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