Observation 64939: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-03-29

Collection location: Summit Rd., Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)

No specimen available

Found at around 2900 ft elevation at the Loma Prieta burn site. Numerous, around Bishop Pine(I believe), Madrone, Coyote Brush and some Huckleberry present in arid/rocky terrian. All a brick color some slightly paler w/ a slimy/sticky cap in which pebbles stuck to like glue. Stipe scaled the same collor as cap. Mycelium threads present.


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Used references: md, mo
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Recognized by sight: maybe brunnescens sensu Arora, something in the highlandensis group.

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good call
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-03-31 11:04:44 CEST (+0200)

Never new pholiotas could be so galatinous. I guess the key words in my notes were burn site and numerous. Also how the darker scales on the stipe were noticable before the youngins lost their veil, and most were in clusters.

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