Observation 95332: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2012-05-22
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Used references: Audubon documents P. erinaceellus, and this looks like a decent fit for the obs, except that the one seen here shows more overall yellow. MO species bank lists several other Phaeomarasmius species.
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Errata and Interpretations
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-05-24 17:16:20 CDT (-0400)

Hey Dave, good catch. Don’t know why I said white spored. I will chalk it up to extreme fatigue, but it is more likely due to pervasive ignorance. All of the taxa we’re considering have some flavor of brownish/pigmented spores.

The important bit is this: there are multiple interpretations of Flammulaster/Phaeomarasmius, and I assign granular-looking mushrooms to the former, fibrillose ones to the latter.

From MycoKey/Funga Nordica:
“Chains of globose cells in the epicutis match Flammulaster sensu Vellinga but this is not a delimiting character in Horak’s system.”

Like any good Californian, I follow Vellinga. Maybe that should be a bumper sticker.

Thanks Christian.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-05-24 14:35:25 CDT (-0400)

I asked because Kuo reports that the species formerly known as Phaeomarsmius erinaceellus is now in the genus Flammulaster. This is not a white spored mushroom. Audubon calls the print color “dingy cinnamon.”

Here’s a link to what one source calls Phaeomarasmius erinaceus (same species as my previous note?). This one is reported to have reddish brown spore print. The link shows a photo of a specimen which has the marginal veil remnants.


I suppose that the problem may be that “Phaeomarasmius” no longer has the same meaning as it did when the Audubon guide was compiled.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-05-24 00:17:09 CDT (-0400)

Phaeomarasmius is not defunct (As far as I know). It includes often dark-pigmented, rather small, brown-spored corticolous bark agarics that are shaggy-fibrillose all over.

This species looks more like a Pholiota (similar to what we call P. flammans) than it does like a Flammulaster. The latter genus tends to have more round-cyst-like (and thus pulverulent, friable, granular-looking) caps and stipes, rather than the shaggy-fibrillose stipe shown by this species.

I also don’t know of any Flammulaster that would show such adherent membranous veil remnants on the cap edge as this specimen.

Is Phaeomarasmius…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-05-24 00:04:21 CDT (-0400)

a defunct genus name?

From Elm I think
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-05-23 00:03:31 CDT (-0400)

Hi Dave,

This little yellow mushroom was on a backless fallen log, which was straddling a dry creek bed. I think it was Elm.

Wow, that’s a nice one, Dan!
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-05-22 23:35:06 CDT (-0400)

Serrated gill edges and dry shaggy/scaly stature reminds me of Leucopholiota decorosa, which is of course ruled out by gill color. Maybe it’s a Flavoleucopholiota :-)

Any info on habitat?

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