Observation 26287: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-10-04

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

The caps of these little mushrooms are about the size of a quarter. they were growing from a hardwood log. Taste was indistinct, not bitter.

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brown spore?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-06 19:18:16 CDT (-0500)

Hi Douglas,

I did not get a spore print on these. I’m glad you pointed out the serrated gills. I had not noticed them. Little orange mushrooms like these are pretty common on hardwoods logs in Ohio in the fall. I used to think they were all “little gyms” Gymnopilus sapineus, but I have since noticed many subtle differences from collection to collection. Pholiota granulosa is another name I have thrown at little orange jobs like these, but I suspect there might be quite a few species hideing under those two names.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-10-06 05:59:43 CDT (-0500)

Are you sure these are brown spored? The gills are rather light. The gill edges are rather serrate, kinda interesting, not sure where that gets you though…

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