Observation 28213: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-11-14

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

Specimen available

I had previously put this in with another observation thinking it was a Gymnopilus species because it has a scaly cap and tasted bitter.

But I was corrected by CureCat, she said it was a Pholiota species based on spore color, I couldn’t find any Pholiota species that matched what I found on the internet though.

My dog ate one of my field guides, and my kids are using the other one, so all I have to ID any collections with are internet sources, nothing matched on Kuo’s page or any of the other sites I checked.

Found growing in a large cluster on a highly decomposed conifer.

No annulus, or even a trace of one dusted with spores.

Smell is sweet like anise.


Spore print.

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