Observation 93797: Pholiota highlandensis (Peck) A.H. Sm. & Hesler, nom. inval.

These had caps up to 3.0 cm across and were growing on the ground among mixed conifers at ~ 4300 ft.
Rather abundant rhizomorphs present.
Did not detect a strong odor of any sort.
Spore print was cinnamon colored and the spores were ~ 6.9-7.2 X 4.1-4.5 microns, smooth.
There was a moderate amount of gill cystidia, which appeared to be narrowly lageniform, ~ 52 X 14 microns.
Not quite sure where to put these, although they had characteristics of Inocybes.

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Yes, thanks irene,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-05-04 08:28:09 CDT (-0400)

I even had a similar collection last year from the Sierras.

thanks Irene…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-05-04 05:33:01 CDT (-0400)

for clearing that up.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-05-04 05:26:19 CDT (-0400)

has spores with tiny pores, like they have in this obs if you look closely.

Compare with these at mushroomhobby (couldn’t manage to make the link work)

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-05-04 04:13:20 CDT (-0400)

just had that look to me at first.
now, that i am looking at them more closely…
i believe not.
Pholiota highlandensis has a pore does it not??

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-05-04 01:05:45 CDT (-0400)

I agree that it looks like a Pholiota, but not really sure why… maybe:
Cap looks smooth (not Inocybe), lack of a strong (maybe not Cortinarius), ummm… not sure that it’s not a Hebeloma.
Also, I like this pattern of sneaking ascos into the background of your shots.

Bloodworm., I’m curious as to what prompted
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-05-04 00:36:24 CDT (-0400)

an Agrocybe ID?

Is the ground burned?
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-05-04 00:06:25 CDT (-0400)
The ground looks carbonized. There is even a Geopyxis in the first photo. They remind me of some of the burn Pholiotas but the ones that have spores with no, or very minute germ pores don’t fit too well in other areas.

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