Observation 27783: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-11-04

Collection location: Marconi beach, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

growing around the edges of fire pits. caps 15-25mm across.

Proposed Names

9% (2)
Recognized by sight
7% (3)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, under P. brunnescens (Charcoal Pholiota), p. 393. This observation lacks any stipe ornamentation, but that does not preclude it from being Pholiota. Being from Massachusetts probably precludes it from being P. brunncescens, which is common on the west coast on charcoal. I question whether it might be. P. highlandensis (=P. carbonaris) of Europe; I don’t see n orange-brown to reddish veil for P. fulvosonata; but it might well be P. subangularis. I’m not a Pholiota specialist; it might be good to check out a more extensive key than Arora.

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no Pholiota IMO
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-11-09 06:01:03 PST (-0800)

it does have a look like a Laccaria, except that the gill colour doesn’t match too good. It could also be a Galerina. There will be no answer I fear without hte microscopical details. Did you preserve any of those?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-11-09 04:45:37 PST (-0800)

but this one has subdecurrent and a lot less lamellulae.

Isn’t this the same as obs 27782 ?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-08 13:14:17 PST (-0800)

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