When: 2008-10-23

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

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Yellow, with reddish tones at cap center, white mycelial fuzz at stipe base, on a stick in damp mixed woods.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: At least a Pholiota. It has brown spores, not purple/black.

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I don’t know
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-26 13:42:02 CST (-0500)

how to make an URL function here. Try Google or picsearch.com…

Yes, brown spores
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-26 13:11:40 CST (-0500)

Watch closely under the cap margin in the first picture, where there are veil remnants (looks like cob-web) with spores. There are also spores in the cortina on the specimen to the left. It’s certainly a Pholiota.

You could also compare with other pictures of Pholiota spumosa.
Here’s a reliable one:

Brown spores?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-26 12:21:46 CST (-0500)

I checked the photos closely and I don’t see any unambiguous evidence for the spore color here. Brown tones on the stem could be the stem’s pigment. Gill color may be gill pigment, with the spores not yet mature.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-25 11:41:55 CDT (-0400)

These were in a mixed part of those woods, so it might have been any of birch, beech, pine, maple, or spruce.

Naematoloma is deprecated…
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-10-25 09:58:19 CDT (-0400)

…according to IndexFungorum. Also, identifying the wood the mushrooms are growing on can help with identification.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-25 00:45:07 CDT (-0400)

How come “Naematoloma sp.” is deprecated, but there are species within the genus that are not, such as N. capnoides?