Observation 63990: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-02-28

Collection location: Portola Valley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Katbari

No specimen available

This observation is a project for my school. Searched my best friends lawn/backyard for 30 mins and nothing found. As we walked back up to the house, there it was! Growing right beside the driveway with a piece of hardwood in between. It was a group of three mushrooms and another group of two a few feet away. Found in dirt, next to wood, no grass, no shade.


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Recognized by sight: Spores are too dark for Gymnopilus

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By: Katbari
2011-03-01 20:04:59 EST (-0500)

This may sound dumb, because i dont know much about mushrooms but, what are spores?

can’t be an Armillaria…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-01 19:59:35 EST (-0500)

with brown spores.

By: Katbari
2011-03-01 16:15:49 EST (-0500)

nope, not ON wood, right next to it… The wood was placed in the ground as support for the concrete.

and a rusty brown spore print at that…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-01 12:09:00 EST (-0500)

too fleshy for Galerina. On buried wood? Size?

Brown spores?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-03-01 09:42:50 EST (-0500)

Looks like a brown spore print on the top of the cap in the middle photo.