Observation 55098: Pholiota granulosa (Peck) A.H. Sm. & Hesler


Pileipellis, microscopic structures (one of the “scaly” bumps enlarged, basically)
Pileipellis microscopic structures

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good micro!
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2011-06-21 14:24:23 CDT (-0400)
You sure
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-09 18:36:32 CDT (-0400)

the spore sample wasn’t contaminated? Either with spores from something else, or a staining reagent? The mushrooms in the top photo look pale-gilled to me.

Failing that, there might be some tiny Pholiota-alike that grows a cap fuzz like this, but I don’t know.

Aspen and birch — from the sounds of it, you have very similar habitats there to the one in the area I get the most opportunity to hunt in. Even though you probably are halfway around the north pole from me. :)

Thanks, Paul,
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2010-10-09 18:25:38 CDT (-0400)

they certainly do resemble Tricholomopsis decora, but the spores are dark, I mean Cortinarius- or Pholiota-like dark – Tricholomopsis spp. should have whitish spores afaik? I also should’ve mentioned that these fungi are rather small, about 2-3 cm dia. at most. We saw them quite often in september on rotting logs of aspen and probably birch.
I was thinking Flammulaster, but I couldn’t find a good review of that genus…

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