Observation 151290: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-11-05

Collection location: Kohler Andrae State Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rocky Houghtby

Specimen available

On Birch. Extremely waterlogged, hard to discern features, appeared glabrous. Pilei 1-3cm, stipes 3-8cm long, 5mm wide. Powerful anise odor.

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By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-11-06 19:05:39 MST (-0700)

In the photo were sopping wet. The orange cortinas and spore mass on drier surfaces were obvious in person. Also, the anise odor, bulbous stipe bases and yellowish basal mycelium all point at Gymnopilus as well. If you feel it is appropriate to label this as Pholiota for now, that is fine. I will eventually update the observation with microscopy and, who knows, it might turn out to be a Pholiota.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-11-06 18:50:06 MST (-0700)

the pileus is too smooth.
spore drop is wicked brown on the stipe…

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