When: 2015-10-15

Collection location: Mountain Top, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Notes:
On deciduous tree.

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Thanks Walt
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2016-06-27 18:05:28 CDT (-0400)

Such is the nature of Science especially Taxonomy.

Pholiota aurivella
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2016-06-26 19:34:58 CDT (-0400)

is what I would call this but there is a twin with smaller spores, (conflicting reports in the literature about the spore sizes of these two), Pholiota limonella.
I was taught that P. aurivella has an appendiculate margin and P.limonella does not.
That is hardly a good feature. The Quebec website is calling all their collections P. limonella but they still recognize P. aurivella but say it is uncommon there. I am guessing they will always be confused macroscopically.