Observation 156326: Pholiota subgenus Flammula A.H Smith & Hesler
When: 2010-10-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were apparently growing on the ground in tight clusters at ~ 7000 ft.
Caps up to 4.7 cm across.
Spore print was rusty brown.
Spores were ~ 7.0-8.1 X 5.0-5.5 microns, smooth and no apparent apical pore.
The smooth spores seem to eliminate some common choices so I’m not sure if I’m missing something?!?

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
81% (1)
Recognized by sight: Bright yellow lubricous pileus, no veil, strongly fulvescent stipe that is lightly decorated and reddish spores.
Used references: Smith

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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Thanks Rocky. Going through the 8 species
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-12-26 16:46:02 PST (-0800)

of that subgenus in Smith & Hesler, and based on spores and habitat etc., it appears that Pholiota malicola var. macropoda would be the closest match.
However, not sure I could say the apical pore on the spores is “distinct”, although “but apex not truncate” does work.

A shame
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-26 16:18:42 PST (-0800)

Pholiota from this section rarely get to species, and your microscopy is impeccable. Hopefully next time!

Unfortunately, these are old notes and photos
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-12-26 16:16:00 PST (-0800)

that I’m going through and I didn’t save the FBs.
Only a brief note that the odor was not strong or distinctive.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-26 15:56:40 PST (-0800)

If you post observations about odor, flavor, caulocystidia and hymenophoral trama arrangement we could probably get to species.

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