Observation 65334: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2011-04-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 4-9-11
Rowan Co., NC
USA

Habitat:
Growing in small groups or clusters on the ground around the base of pine stumps (not sure what species of pine), in mixed woods.

Pileus:
3.3cm broad, Red-Brown, Convex, Smooth
Flesh is off-white

Lamellae:
Adnate to slight adnexed, Crowded, Tan

Stipe:
3.3cm long, .5cm wide, tan, equal (some enlarging at base), solid, sturdy

Spore Print Color:
waiting (more than likely brown)

Spores:
ellipsoid, smooth, thick-walled

Basidia:
4-spored

Pleurocystidia:
Bottle-shaped

Cheilocystidia:
None observed

Images

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Spores 2000x in 5% KOH
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Pleurocystidium 800x in 5% KOH
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Pleurocystidium 800x in 5% KOH
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Pleurocystidium 800x in 5% KOH
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Lamellar Trama 800x in 5% KOH
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Cap cross section 200x in 5% KOH
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Cap cross section 800x in 5% KOH

Proposed Names

31% (3)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The debris sticking to the cap suggest that it was viscid before it dried out.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Germ Pore
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-04-11 21:37:39 PDT (-0700)

I’ll have to take another look at the spores to check for germ pores.
As far as the cheilocystidia go, I’ll have to check back on that as well.
I should be able to do some scope work this weekend. I’ll post what I find.

Microscopio
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-04-10 21:06:22 PDT (-0700)

Do the spores have a germ pore?

Are you sure there are no cheilocystidia? It is very rare / unheard of that a mushroom has pleurocystidia but not cheilocystidia. The other way around is common.

Microscopio
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-04-10 21:06:20 PDT (-0700)

Do the spores have a germ pore?

Are you sure there isn’t cheilocystidia? It is very rare / unheard of that a mushroom has pleurocystidia but not cheilocystidia. The other way around is common.

Gymnopilus…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-04-10 08:59:09 PDT (-0700)

Gymnopilus crossed my mind as well, but I’m not sure what genus to put this one in.

Edit:
I read that most spores of Gymnopilus spp. are roughened or warted.
So the smooth spores of this observation would rule out Gymnopilus, right?

Gymnopilus?
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-04-09 18:53:28 PDT (-0700)

Just a guess…..

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