Observation 144517: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2013-09-01
No herbarium specimen

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I just reviewed…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-03 10:17:10 PDT (-0700)

a few on my Gymnopilus spore photos, and I see the mango-shaped thing. Also, the “wet cuticle” test seems very easy and useful. Aside from G. luteus and G. junonius, I haven’t noticed the spicy odor in my Gymnopilus collections. Here’s a collection of robust Gymns I made last year for which the odor was slight to nil.

Yes, but
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-09-02 20:10:16 PDT (-0700)

You can still tell them apart pretty easily. The easiest thing to check is to see if the cap is viscid – Wet your finger and rub the top of the cap. Pholiota will feel pretty slimy. Also Gymnopilus has inequilateral spores with are mango shaped in side view and subellipsoid in face view. Pholiota spores are equilateral and ellipsoid. They also have a germ pore, however often it is too small to see. Finally cystidia shapes are quite a bit different in the general. Pholiota generally has abundant but simple cystidia, similar to Psathyrella. Gymnopilus usually has lots of capitate and utriform cystidia. The odor and taste are usually quite different as well, with Gymnopilus being bitter and having an anise scent, and Pholiota generally lacking strong tastes or odors.

Some of the Gymnopilus…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-02 18:14:27 PDT (-0700)

types have spores with warts not large enough to see with my scope. I know this because I have looked at spores from mushrooms that I am well convinced are Gymnopilus, but could not actually see any warts on the spores.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-09-02 17:27:19 PDT (-0700)

Are they verrucose? They look smooth to me, but the image isn’t magnified enough for me to really tell.

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