Observation 21317: Pholiota highlandensis (Peck) A.H. Sm. & Hesler, nom. inval.


Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch

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Recognized by sight: only pholiota off the top of my head that prefers burned ground

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By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-05-26 16:34:01 PDT (-0700)

so they are the same.
right on, that clears up alot.
so this is the only documented species of burn-loving pholiota so far?

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-05-26 14:39:22 PDT (-0700)
Might be…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-26 14:11:49 PDT (-0700)

Someone should check Index fungorum, I’d like to see the ref. that makes those synonymous. That would be good to know, so it could simplify these Pholiota that you find often enough in burned areas.

Also check Index fungorum, I think that Pholiota subangularis=Pachylepyrium carbonicola, or something like that. I think Pholiota subangularis was one of those species from section Pachylepyrium. Someone should probably check that from the Smith monograph also, cause I probably just making this up right now…

Must be…
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-05-26 13:45:32 PDT (-0700)

David Arora (in his book MDM)
mentions That Pholiota highlandensis=Pholiota carbonaria..he also says it is of Europe…….others similar species mentiond are Pholiota fulvozonata &
Pholiota subangularis

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-26 13:02:23 PDT (-0700)

There are others that prefer burned ground. There is P. carbonaria, which was described only from burned ground. You can look in the descr. in the Smith monograph of North American Pholiota, which is online at MykoWeb. The confusing thing is that the desc. for P. carbonaria and P. highlandensis are so similar that I couldn’t really find a way to split them, so I’m not completely convinced that people currently know how to make sure which is which. I wanted to look up in Pholiota of California thesis from Humbolt what was stated there, but I’ve still haven’t found a way to get a copy.

There is also Pachylepyrium carbonicola which is on burned ground, and was also included in Pholiota in the Smith monograph. The section Pachylepyrium in that monograph was for species with “slightly angular” spores, and you might need some experience behind to scope comparing species to be able to tell what this means. This one is also quite similar to Pholiota highlandensis.

So, there are other to keep in mind here…

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-05-26 12:38:31 PDT (-0700)

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