Name: Pholiota terrestris Overh.
Most Confident Observations:
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Pholiota terrestris

Author: Overh.

Citation: N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 10(4): 268 (1924)


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Strophariaceae

Genus: Pholiota

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

This is a characteristic road‐side species in the Pacific Northwest, and most of the time appears to be terrestrial. However, we have collections from buried wood and from wood above ground. Mr. Bill Isaacs has found it lignicolous in Washington also. Hence the name is a bit deceiving. It is very close to P. squarrosoides in all features except color and habitat. Both have at first an essentially dry scaly pileus from the scaly outer layer. The chrysocystidia may often resemble basidioles in shape, but as revived in KOH have the characteristic inclusion. We have found it in large clusters with small pilei, large clusters with large pilei, small clusters with large pilei, and small pilei in small clusters, and hence cannot assume that the amount of available food material regularly determines the size of the basidiocarp as much, possibly, as it does the size of the cluster.

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Thanks Herbert
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-09-20 05:41:06 AEST (+1000)
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-09-20 03:54:45 AEST (+1000)

But the formatting gets all screwed up trying to copy/paste from pdfs of old text.

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