When: 2017-05-14

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

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By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-17 18:19:22 CDT (-0400)

suffice it to say not easy to distinguish in the field.
Like so many other species. Thanks for the info, Dave! You’ve been a huge help to me here.

Roody’s book is where I first learned erinaceellus.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-05-17 15:34:03 CDT (-0400)

This species can be really difficult to distinguish from P. granulosa. That’s why I don’t feel confident enough to vote “I’d call it that” for erinaceellus, even though the photo-documentation is very nice here. Here’s a translated quote from Champignons du Quebec taken from remarks under P. granulosa. “The distribution of this pholiote in North America has remained uncertain because of its great confusion with Flammulaster erinaceellus. It has a pileipellis formed of hyphae in bundles whereas that of F. erinaceellus is formed of rapidly disarticulated isodiametric cell chains.” Check out the P. granulsa photos seen at C du Q. http://www.mycoquebec.org/...

By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-17 06:18:53 CDT (-0400)

We’ll remember that next time! :)

I teach Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for food and gas money, and I always try to remind people that you gotta leave your ego at the door. The same is true of Mushroom ID!

I didn’t notice before but Roody lists it (pg. 37) as Phaeomarasmius and has a good shot of it I somehow buzzed by shoehorning it into Pholiota in my head.

The triangular veil remnants…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-05-17 01:52:44 CDT (-0400)

strung along the cap margins are a good indicator of F. erinaceelus. Don’t know how I missed this the first time around.

By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-16 06:20:19 CDT (-0400)

Obs 146197 is a strong match!

By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-14 18:57:28 CDT (-0400)

I don’t know why I didn’t think of that, I’ve seen this before — I just thought this one was much more yellow! :)

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