When: 2008-07-01

Collection location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Monsoon season just started in India. Photo by Gmuralid.

Stipe about 2.5 inches long, gills white, brown spore print.


Copyright © 2008 gmuralid
Copyright © 2008 gmuralid

Proposed Names

-54% (4)
Recognized by sight: Its Pholiota according to curecat
1% (7)
Recognized by sight: Common name is the Golden Powdercap. It is white-gilled with brown spores, and formerly classified under Pholiota!
Used references: Here’s a photo of a mature specimen:
62% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Add Comment
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-07-06 08:41:44 CDT (-0500)

Actually this looks more like a Flammulaster, that would be my guess without more detail.

Cool fungus!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-07-06 00:43:30 CDT (-0500)

I agree with Darvin that it looks a lot more like a Cystoderma than Pholiota. I would love to see a photo of the spore print and even better a photo of the spores. Any chance you can ask the collector to send a dried collection?

Spore print brown
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-07-04 17:23:23 CDT (-0500)

I asked the observer if he was sure it had a brown print and he said:

“Yes, I am completely certain. I was a little unsure of what to think as well, because I picked up the cap, and saw this light brown print.

I rechecked and looked at the gills to be sure i wasnt insane. You could see that they were still white in places where there were no spores on a piece here or there, but in between they had become a dark color.

Ill see if I can keep an eye out in the same area and catch a few more and print again. I only printed this one."

Brown spore print…
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-07-04 01:21:33 CDT (-0500)

White gills with a brown spore print? The gills look very white! I know some species change as they mature, but this sure looks like a Cystoderma.