Observation 55426: Pholiota gummosa (Lasch) Singer
When: 2010-10-10
(47.0° 8.0° )
Who: Sporulator
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Deciduous forest, on wood chips, 330m / 1083 ft. above seal level


Copyright © 2010 martingraf51@yahoo.de
Copyright © 2010 martingraf51@yahoo.de
Copyright © 2010 martingraf51@yahoo.de
Copyright © 2010 martingraf51@yahoo.de

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Microscopic features
By: Sporulator
2010-11-06 09:56:09 GMT (+0000)

I checked the microscopic features. It’s definitely Pholiota gummosa.

Here is another good photo:


Pholiota gummosa
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-06 08:36:50 GMT (+0000)

Yes, looks possible. I’ll post another obs of that species.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-10-14 21:35:53 BST (+0100)

Everything about these looks like Pholiota to me. Despite whatever range of colours the spores of P. cotonea may take, these mushrooms just don’t look like Psathyrella to me, and the spore colour does fit well for Pholiota.

By: Sporulator
2010-10-13 16:39:26 BST (+0100)

Hmmm, I think we need some microscopy on this one. :)

Very confusing. Mycowalt’s specimens look different to me:


By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-10-13 16:35:46 BST (+0100)

different interpretations of the species?
My book (Funga Nordica) says brownish orange spores in Psathyrella cotonea.

Spore color
By: Sporulator
2010-10-13 15:20:47 BST (+0100)

The spore color of my find doesn’t fit to
Psathyrella cotonea. According to this (in French)
the spores of Psathyrella cotonea are grey-brown:


Walt, I think your post is the real Psathyrella cotonea.

The spore color
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-10-13 15:06:31 BST (+0100)

threw me off for a bit but it is right on. Any ideas about my postings? http://mushroomobserver.org/observer/observation_search?pattern=Psathyrella+cotonea

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