Observation 193076: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2014-12-09

Collection location: Daingerfield State Park, Daingerfield, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

No specimen available

Cap: 1.25 inch wide. Orange-brown top, peels, convex-shield shape, recessed at the center, shiny, smooth. Flesh is pale compared to cap surface (see photos), color similar to gill color.

Gills: flesh colored but darkened by spore, ragged-scalloped, crowded, with intermediate gills, adnate, slightly notched.

Stipe: 1.5 inch long, rooted, nodule at the base of one, growing from soil that is thick humus of rotting pine straw and rotting wood, a different specimen was growing directly from wood. Stipe surface fibrous and cartilaginous. Tough, had to pull fairly hard to break, but pliable.

Smell – mushroom smell, mild, spicy like baking ginger.

Staining – none seen.

Spore Print – Brown with slight yellow tint. I’d say it was about color C2 on this chart.

“Color Chart” :http://en.wikipedia.org/...

Of course that assumes that my monitor is true and your monitor is true and we perceive colors similarly.



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Question for Mycowalt
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-12-15 20:22:14 CST (-0500)

Originally you ID’d this as Agaricales sensu lato apparently because I had ID’d it as “Gilled Mushroom”. I get the idea that I shouldn’t be using Gilled Mushroom for gilled unknowns.

However, I see that you have raised the rating on this to the highest level.

Are you trying to indicate that you don’t think this is Pholiota? I am not sure what is being conveyed.

Thanks for looking.
Linda Gail