Observation 22340: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2006-11-12

Collection location: Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

I found these mushrooms a few years ago. They were growing in wood chip mulch near a parking lot on Ohio University’s campus. They fruited sporadically all winter. Spore print orange brown.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Athens, Ohio, USA.’ to ‘Athens, Ohio, USA’

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Dan is right,
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-20 00:49:55 CEST (+0200)

Pholiota is a much better suite. I didn’t see the last three or so pictures first, but the last ones make me quite certain that it is a Pholiota species and not a Gymnopilus

Naked Cap
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-19 23:59:15 CEST (+0200)

From what I understand, Gymnopilus means ‘naked cap’. The gelatinous pellicle shown here seems to contradict the meaning of the generic name “Gymnopilus”. Pholiota might be a better fit. The green is interesting, but see how the young yellow pin fails to bruise green. I suspect the green color is not psilocin related.

green staining
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-06-19 22:13:52 CEST (+0200)

is that green staining in the the fourth pic down? near the apex of the stipe

Dermocybe is symbiontic
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-19 21:19:59 CEST (+0200)

and should grow on wood chips. At least not connected to the substrate as shown in one of the pictures. This one is certainly a Gymnopilus species, but I doubt that it is G. penetrans (the only european species which is common)