Observation 46387: Pholiota tuberculosa (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-06-04

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

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

Cap surface hairy/scaly. Spore print rusty. On a birch log. Largest cap about 3 cm diameter. These remind me of Gymnopilus, except for the small thin stature. I may guess G. sapineus, except the spores appear to be smooth… as far as I can tell… Spores in KOH at 400×.



Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: or something closely related. You may have others (or other names) in USA. The yellow colours and bitter taste makes it easily misidentified as a Gymnopilus, but smooth, bean-shaped spores do not fit with that genus.
30% (4)
Recognized by sight: A european name that was accepted by Smith & Hesler, in Europe beleived to be a synonym to P. tuberculosa.
But it could still be something else, do check the key and descriptions here:

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Pholiota curvipes
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-06-07 07:51:10 EDT (-0400)

checks out very well… right up to the rusty spore print and variously shaped spores (elliptical, bean shaped). Once again, thanks Irene.

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