Observation 21284: Pholiota brunnescens A.H. Sm. & Hesler
When: 2006-12-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting under Pinus needle bed, partially covered by snow. This area may have been recently burned (1-2 years ago).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:08 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mount Laguna, San Diego County, California, USA’ to ‘Mount Laguna, San Diego Co., California, USA

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Recognized by sight: only pholiota species off the top of my head that grows in burn ground, and it looks alot like it.
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diversity of burn Pholiotas
By: else
2013-10-30 13:38:30 PDT (-0700)

the ITS sequences of 2 YNP collections the Bruns lab produced do not fit Ph. highlandensis; there might well be other species (Ph. brunnescens and Ph. carbonaria have been described from CA). Right now it is not clear what the value of the morphological characters (such as the veil characters, and the thickness of the stipe) are – a European collection of Ph. brunnescens evidently groups with Ph. highlandensis – but of course we need data for the types of these species.

Reminds me…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2013-10-30 12:16:47 PDT (-0700)

Reminds me a bit of stuff I saw up in Yosemite. Here are some obs: observation 46651 and observation 47347, but not sure how similar…

Pholiota brunnescens
By: else
2013-10-30 11:44:13 PDT (-0700)

because of the yellow veil bands on the stipe and the thickness of the stipe.

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