Pholiota highlandensis identification

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Pholiota highlandensis (Pk.) Smith & Hesler Cap 2-5cm across, broadly convex becoming flatter and somewhat depressed, sometimes with a low umbo; yellowy orange to cinnamon reddish brown with a paler margin, fading to ochraceous-buff colors; smooth except for veil remnants on the margin, hygrophanous. Gills adnate, close, broad, edges even or eroded; pallid or pale yellowish becoming cinnamon brown. Stem 20-40 x 3-6mm; top portion whitish to yellowish becoming dingy brown, lower portion pallid then brownish (darker than the top), with patches of pale yellow or buff veil remnants. Flesh thin; yellow. Odor not distinctive. Taste slightly disagreeable or none. Spores ellipsoid to oval, smooth, distinct pore at apex, 6-8 x 4-4.5?. Deposit cinnamon brown. Habitat on burned-over soil or charred wood. Found in many parts of North America, though apparently not in the Northeast. Season April-November. Not edible.

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More info about Pholiota highlandensis mushroom

Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Normal size:
Less than 5cm
North America
Mushroom slimy or sticky
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:38:33

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