Observation 33453: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-02-11

Collection location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available

green dots on cap, hard to see by camera but in natural light I had 4 people tell me it looked pretty green

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Green spots
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-18 13:21:37 EET (+0200)

Okay, you are right. Some Pholiota develop green spots. Here is one such description:
Pholiota subflavida
“becoming green-spotted when handled”
Granted, the green spots have appeared without handling, and have not seemed to appear with handling, so I don’t know what the hell…

And here is a collection of what appears to be a different Pholiota species, but also with green dots.
observation 33738

2nd pic
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2010-02-12 22:10:53 EET (+0200)

small mushroom on top left has one too. I didn’t get anymore photos before they went in the dehydrator, but I was able to produce the same effect slightly on the cap margin at random. I could not produce the effect on the mycelium or stem.

green dot
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-12 09:02:57 EET (+0200)

I only see one green dot on one of the mushrooms… Are there more that I am not seeing, or were not pictured?

I could come up with some random reason for the green dot and it would probably be a more likely explanation than that of an active Pholiota, which this pretty certainly is.

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