Observation 11212: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2008-09-15

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

This little orangish mushroom with a yellower stem was growing from a fallen tree near the mushrooms of obs. 11208, 11210, and 11211.

Unfortunately, I got one blurry photo that shows its true colors and one sharp photo that is a bit washed out by the flash, making the cap especially look yellower than it was. I’ve posted both.

Update, Sept. 18 — got a new, and much better, photo of this same mushroom. It hasn’t grown or changed very much in the past three days, but with a good photo one can see that reddish scales are responsible for the cap color difference.

Might be one of them Tricholomopsis that have been popping up since it became September. Might get another look soon, or not — if there’s a frost, and there might be, it might kill this mushroom (and others I’ve been tracking as they mature).

Update, Sept. 25 — two more photos, one showing underside (and without disturbing the ’shroom!); photos five and six.

Now it’s grown considerably.

Update, Sept. 29 — one more photo of the top, expanded and cracked a bit more.

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HaHa !
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-18 04:36:32 EEST (+0300)

Classic 2008 observation.

I’ve been enjoying your much improved photos Paul.

by comparison
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-18 04:19:25 EEST (+0300)

they are MOMA-worthy

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-01 10:13:42 EEST (+0300)

Have been monitoring and documenting this one’s growth. Note the excellent quality of the later images.

Why not?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-17 02:35:02 EEST (+0300)

I did observe it, after all. And actually there are some features visible. The discinctive orange/yellow color scheme; the slightly scaly and striated stem and slightly granular-looking cap surface; and the growth habit: single, on wood.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-09-17 02:18:36 EEST (+0300)

Please excuse my blunt criticism. There are no taxonomically significant features evident in the photos, and you don’t know what kind of mushroom it is. What is the point of this observation?