Observation 18918: Hypholoma frowardii (Spegazzini) Horak
When: 2009-02-26
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: I remember posting something like this earlier, and there was question about spores and stem scales. Maybe this will help clear up some of the questions.

SPORES dull brown (see last photo); STIPE minutely scaly, but scales are no darker than cap or rest of stipe; VEIL wispy fibrillose evanescent thing.

(number 0226.9, page 171)

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Used references: [as Nematoloma frowardii] – Rotten wood of fallen Nothofagus is the typical substrate for this very distinctie saprophytic agaric. It is rarely encountered on other frondose trees. The touch and peristent fruiting bodies of N. frowardii can last for several weeks and therefore it is one of the most common fleshy fungi seen in the Andean-patagonian forest.
Pileus up to 7 cm diam., hemispherical, convex to expanded, yellow to yellow-brown with red-brown disc, often greenish tints present, subviscid. Lamellae yellow turning olive-grey. Stipe -7 × 0.8 cm, cylindric to tapering towards base, always in dense clusters, whitish with reddish brown squamules below. Flesh whitish. Odor none. Taste mild to bitter. (Gamundi, I. & E. Horak, 1995. “Fungi of the Andean-Patagonian forests.” Buenos Aires: Vazquez Mazzini Editores, pg. 95)
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