Observation 23294: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-07-09

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Found several scattered on rotting log. Spore print medium brown.

Update: pileipellis a cutis; cap K+ v dark brown (distinctly reddish brown under L. M.); taste mild (definitely not “distinctly bitter”); no cystidia found on edge or face of gills; spores look smooth to me, but not sure about presence of germ pore, 6.5-7.5 × 4.5-5.0 µm.


spores in water at 1000x

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K+ but spores smooth and mild taste
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-07-22 15:49:54 CDT (-0400)
Looks like Gymnopilus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-20 12:08:44 CDT (-0400)

Those look like Gymnopilus. Check if they are bitter, or if KOH turns the cap dark brick-red-brown, or if the spores are warted.

Created: 2009-07-18 18:15:18 CDT (-0400)
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