Redescribed, Matheny (2018)1.
1 P. Brandon Matheny, Rachel A. Swenie, Andrew N. Miller, Ronald H. Petersen & Karen W. Hughes (2018): Revision of pyrophilous taxa of Pholiota described from North America reveals four species—P. brunnescens, P. castanea, P. highlandensis, and P. molesta, Mycologia, DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2018.1516960
A burn Pholiota; pileus brown (light to strong brown; lacking reds); stature often squat; stipe relatively thick (often > 4mm), whitish, not turning light brown (tawny) when old or handled (not “brunnescent”); not caespitose; smaller caulocystidia (< 40–120 × 10–40 µm).
But sometimes DNA is needed to distinguish P. highlandensis from P. molesta.
Key to Pyrophilous Species of Pholiota in North America, in Matheny (2018).1
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