Observation 149414: Pholiota abietis A.H. Sm. & Hesler

When: 2013-10-20

Collection location: Horse Mountain, Humboldt Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jeff Hitchcock (JHitch)

No specimen available

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Used references: A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America. McKnight

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On White Fir
By: Jeff Hitchcock (JHitch)
2013-10-20 23:57:53 CDT (-0500)

as for the scales on the stipe, (lucky i have a few specimen in front of me) the scales start off very pale, as they go down the stipe they get a bit thicker and slightly darker, although I wasn’t able to get all the way down to the base without ripping the side off the fir snag

By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-10-20 23:27:26 CDT (-0500)

Find. The in-rolled, Appendiculate margin and scales seem to fit P. abietis rather well. Smith considered P. abietis to be near identical to the now defunct taxa squarrosa-adiposa. In his Monograph, Smith separates the species morphologically on the basis that P. abietis has pale brown lamellae when immature and paler scales on the stipe than squarrosa-adiposa.

Was this on Fir? We’re there pale scales growing thicker toward the stipe base?

Created: 2013-10-20 20:23:25 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2013-10-21 01:42:24 CDT (-0500)
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