Description of Pholiota brunnescens A.H. Sm. & Hesler from Matheny 2018

Title: Description From Matheny 2018 (Default)
Name: Pholiota brunnescens A.H. Sm. & Hesler
View: public
Edit: private
Version: 5
Previous Version 

Descriptions: Create
 Description From Matheny 2018 (Default)

Description status: Unreviewed

General Description:

A burn Pholiota, pileus brown (light to strong brown; lacking reds); stipe whitish, turning light brown (tawny) when old or handled (“brunnescent”); often caespitose; large caulocystidia (40–120 × 10–40 µm). Key to Pyrophilous Species of Pholiota in North America, in Matheny (2018).1


Distribution:

east Asia (Japan, Russia), North America (Alaska to Mexico, eastward to Michigan)


Habitat:

Burned areas


Look Alikes:

In North America, burn Pholiota are: P. brunnescens, P. castanea, P. highlandensis, and P. molesta.


References:

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


Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)