Name: Pholiota limonella (Peck) Sacc.
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Pholiota limonella

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GSD Species Synonymy

Author: (Peck) Sacc.

Citation: Syll. fung. (Abellini) 5: 753 (1887)

Deprecated Synonyms: Pholiota abietis A.H. Sm. & Hesler, Pholiota connata A.H. Sm. & Hesler, Agaricus limonellus Peck, Pholiota subvelutipes A.H. Sm. & Hesler, Pholiota ceriferoides P.D. Orton

Misspellings: Pholiota squarroso-adiposa


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Strophariaceae

Genus: Pholiota

Species: Pholiota limonella

Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Cap: 3-13 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex, broadly bell-shaped, or nearly flat; sticky or slimy; orange-yellow to yellow; covered with brownish to reddish brown scales that are soon scattered and often gelatinize, disappearing or becoming indistinct by maturity.

Gills: Attached to the stem; close; whitish to yellowish when young, becoming rusty brown; at first covered by a whitish to yellowish, cobwebby partial veil.

Stem: 4-15 cm long; up to 2 cm thick; dry, or sticky near the base; silky near the apex; with a flimsy ring or ring zone (often indistinct); whitish to yellowish under reddish brown to brownish or yellowish brown scales that may be scattered or densely packed; base sometimes covered with whitish mycelium.

Flesh: Yellow or whitish.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: KOH red to orangish on cap surface.

Spore Print: Rusty brown to brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 6-9 × 4-5.5 µ; smooth; more or less elliptical; with an apical pore; brownish in KOH. Pleurocystidia clavate to clavate-mucronate; up to 65 × 13 µ; often with greenish yellow contents (chrysocystidia). Cheilocystidia variously shaped; up to 45 × 16 µ. Pileipellis a gelatinized layer of hyphae 2.5-7.5 µ wide. Clamp connections present.

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