Observation 26252: Pholiota aurivella (Batsch) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-10-03

Collection location: Kent Park, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Fran Sheldon (Serendipity Fran)

No specimen available

This specimen was found on a well decayed log in a hardwood forest. Measurements: cap 3cm, stem 4cm, flesh 5mm, gills 3mm. The convex to campanulate, pale yellow cap was pliable and sticky and had widely spaced scales in shades of yellow to brown. The margin was smooth. The somewhat crowded, adnate gills were firmly attached to the flesh. They were bright white in color, aging to light brown. The sinuate, central stalk was a creamy or pale yellow color, scaled like the cap, but forming horizontal bands rather than small scales. The stem was pliable, stiffer near the base, and was slightly hollow and pithy.

The spores were dark brown, smooth, elliptical, with no apicules visible at 600 magnifaction.



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Used references: Mushrooms of Northeastern North American, Bessette, Bessette and Fischer
Mushrooms of North America, Phillips
Audubon Field Guide to Mushrooms, Lincoff
Mushrooms of Northeast North American, Barron

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