Observation 73125: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-08-03

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

Specimen available

Cap about 1.5 inches wide, stem about 3.5 inches long, tough, bruising dark brown near the base of the stem. Odorless. Growing in the middle of an old campfire from burnt firewood.

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21% (3)
Recognized by sight
31% (3)
Recognized by sight: On burnt wood, cap appears viscid

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Just for sport-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-08-12 02:36:55 CDT (-0400)

Why would it be doubtful that it is Gymnopilus?

The younger ones-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-08-10 22:08:22 CDT (-0400)

I found today had just been rained on, not slimy. Spore print is rusty brown.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-08-10 21:59:59 CDT (-0400)

Check the spore print color.

Viscid caps can dry out, try wetting them a little and see if they get slimy.

By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-08-10 21:53:03 CDT (-0400)

Caps are dry. I found 2 more of these in the fire pit today. I’ll make another obs. for them in a bit.

Created: 2011-08-03 19:28:23 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2011-08-12 02:38:56 CDT (-0400)
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