Name: Pholiota terrestris
Citation: N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 10(4): 268 (1924)
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.
Smith & Hesler 1968:
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