Observation 131226: Pholiota limonella (Peck) Sacc.


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Recognized by sight: on buried wood and roots presumably spruce
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Thanks Gerhard!
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-04-04 11:26:14 PDT (-0700)
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-04-03 14:21:29 PDT (-0700)

velum of this is yellow, in aurivellus it is white. The smell is somewhat sweetish in comparison to no odor in aurivellus. The squamules on the cap are more permanent whereas in aurivellus they may be fading or washed away by heavy rain. Spores are smaller in limonella ranging from 6-8,5×4,5-5,5 µm, in aurivellus from 7,5-9,5×5,5,-6,5 µm. And they are more vividly warm brown. Chrysocystidia more utriform in limonella, more clavate in aurivellus.

But it is often difficult to decide which to which. Best feature are the larger spores.

How do you separate
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-04-03 14:04:17 PDT (-0700)

this from Pholiota aurivella?

Created: 2013-04-03 13:04:09 PDT (-0700)
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