Observation 12695: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2008-10-09

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

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Small yellowish mushrooms in a cespitose cluster on wood. Resembles Naematoloma fasciculare.

Cap center shades to reddish. Gills looked ever so slightly greenish in the field; unfortunately this doesn’t quite seem to have come through in the photos.

Photo 1: in situ, undisturbed.
Photo 2: uprooted.
Photo 3: detail of gills.
Photo 4: detail of fused stipes.
Photo 5: Side view.

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Recognized by sight: Viscid cap, scurfy stem, growing on wood

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-25 20:32:26 CDT (-0500)

I know. I just have no means of transporting specimens that will preserve them on the long journey home.

Clear test.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-25 14:28:29 CDT (-0500)

If you want to figure things out, there is a clear test, you can get a spore print of the mushrooms. You can get a spore print by taking a cap of the mushroom and putting on a sheet of white paper, and putting a small bowl over that, and letting it sit over night. The next morning you should have a print of the spore color on the paper. (Make sure the gills point down towards the paper.)

Pholiota has a brown spore color (medium, boring, brown), and Hypholoma has a purple-black-coco-brown spore color, much darker than a medium brown, they are clearly different. Naematoloma is a deprecated genus name for Mycology, and Hypholoma is the prefered genus name.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-25 00:13:44 CDT (-0500)

The yellowish tufted mushrooms with greenish-yellow gills had be thinking Naematoloma fasciculare. Is the stem texture definitely enough to rule that out and indicate Pholiota here?

(The greenish tint to the yellow, particularly of the gills, is not as apparent in the photographs as it was in the field, for some reason, and unfortunately.)

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