Observation 83715: Pholiota terrestris Overh.

When: 2011-11-29

Collection location: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

37.0° 122.0°

Who: PolloAsado

No specimen available

-Growing in clusters under bushes.
-Cheilo/pleurocystidia absent.
-Regular hymenophoral trama.
-Smooth, ellipsoid, copper brown spores.
-Pileipellis: ixomixtocutis.

I apologize for the photo quality. Taken with a mobile phone.


Distorted color. Hymenophore tinged brown.

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-11-30 13:39:47 PST (-0800)

should have a darker cap, be growing on wood, have darker gills, and a more distinct partial veil zone. P. terrestris is much more common on the coast at least – Lots of it fruiting in Santa Cruz right now

By: PolloAsado
2011-11-30 09:08:59 PST (-0800)

I had initially ran with Pholiota. But the colors, size, and degree of scaling on the stipe screamed Kuehneromyces to me. Looking at the photos of P.terrestris, the guys I found still resemble something more of K.mutabilis?? As I definitely trust your judgement over mine, being I still have a great deal to learn, what had made you lean towards P.terrestris?

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