Observation 162134: Flammulaster Earle
When: 2012-09-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Shown growing in moss, but the moss could be on wood. Don’t know. Gills to widely spaced and waxy for Flammulaster or Leucopholiota or Cystoderma, I think.

Proposed Names

47% (6)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
11% (4)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Recognized by sight: cap scales seem too pointed for the normally more round-granular Flammulaster or Cystoderma
41% (4)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: Warty/tooth-like scales, more distant gills

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I see your point, Martin.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-03-27 23:58:51 PDT (-0700)

Looks more like a fibrous ring-zone in the making as opposed to a true annulus.

Rocky
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-03-27 17:06:55 PDT (-0700)

I think it is a hoot that you think this is a Pholiota. I am not saying it isn’t…., Flammulaster should have a brown spore print, (like Pholiota) and this is growing on wood. And Flammulaster is under Inocybe, and this does not make sense to me either. I will grab it this summer or fall if I can.

Dave – Flammulaster does not have a ring, but the cap does separate from the stipe so I will try to allow a few threads in the ring zone.

Terri – I like the F. muricatus but I probably need older specimens / better pictures to make that jump.

Looks
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-03-27 05:04:19 PDT (-0700)

Like a Pholiota to me. Martin, if you run across these again I would love to have part of the collection!

This one seems enigmatic to me.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-03-27 04:57:48 PDT (-0700)

Apex of stipe is not smooth/white as in L. decorosa. Ring looks too well-developed for Flammulaster. Another name to consider may be Pholiota granulosa. But the scales look too large and the ring too well-developed for this type. Gills look too widely spaced for Cystoderma granulosum. But maybe this genus should be considered. Check out the second photo Mushroom Expert.
http://mushroomexpert.com/cystoderma_granulosum.html

Martin, do you know the spore print color?

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