Observation 57362: Pholiota lenta (Pers.) Singer

When: 2010-10-28

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (esmith)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Hebeloma? Pholiota?
29% (3)
Recognized by sight
63% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I don’t think this is Cortinarius because they appeared to be growing from the debris on the forest floor. A good amount of duff was attached to the stem bases.
5% (4)
Recognized by sight
Used references: B/B/F lists as being uncommon.

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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-10-30 16:11:26 CEST (+0200)

as I understand, 57362 resembles the H. radicosum in B/B/F (which is probably actually a Cort) but 57362 is not likely to be a Cort based upon the structure of the veil. Lack of rooting stem supports rejecting radicosum. Pholiota lenta as seen in each of B/B/F and Phillips matches very well. It’s got my vote.

By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-30 15:38:45 CEST (+0200)

I’m probably the culprit there. I probably cleaned the cap in an effort to make a “clean” photo.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-10-30 15:21:49 CEST (+0200)

The Hebeloma photo in Bessette & Fischer is probably a Cortinarius. I saw the fresh collection. Pholiota lenta seems reasonable for this but the lack of debris on the glutinous cap is puzzling.

The caps are quite slimy.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-30 13:12:08 CEST (+0200)

I didn’t notice any rooting stems, in fact they seemed to be attached to the duff as I said before. The gills have a small decurrent “tooth” and small occasional serrations.

H. radicosum
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-10-30 12:02:47 CEST (+0200)

is a tough species with a long rooting stem and a strong smell of bitter almonds (unlike all other Hebelomas).
So, I think Pholiota lenta, a late autumn species, is the best idea so far.

Thanks Dave.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-30 02:44:06 CEST (+0200)

I do believe you’re right. I did consider H. radicosum but was confused by the description of the stipe. After re-reading it, I think you’re right.

By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2010-10-29 02:48:40 CEST (+0200)

as observation #57346?


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