Observation 84109: Pholiota polychroa (Berk.) A.H. Sm. & H.J. Brodie

When: 2011-12-04

Collection location: Norcross, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)

No specimen available

Growing from a log in a mixed conifer and pine forest



Proposed Names

10% (4)
Recognized by sight
71% (2)
Recognized by sight: This species favors burned wood. Cap color is variable (hence polychroa) usually reddish when young then fading to orange and yellow. Cap stains green in contact with wax paper.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Black bumps
By: Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
2011-12-05 00:34:35 EST (-0500)

The black bumps / nodes are probably some kind of Hypoxylon. Microscope needed to ID those species but the black fruitbodies last all year and often are too old to show asci and spores.

two species?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-12-04 11:52:30 EST (-0500)

The young ones with purple caps and orange in maturity seem like Gymnopilus. Then there’s those black nodes….

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