E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Pholiota fulvozonata A.H. Sm. & Hesler
no common name

Species account author: Ian Gibson.
Extracted from Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.

Introduction to the Macrofungi

© Kit Scates-Barnhart  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #19027)

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Species Information

features include small size, conic to bell-shaped viscid cap that is tawny in center and pallid over marginal area, but covered with dark russet fine scales, cap skin tough and separable, crowded pallid gills that become dull cinnamon with pallid edges, stem pallid at top but lower part covered with concentric zones of dark russet veil material, growth on burned ground, and microscopic characters; description derived from Smith(3) except where noted; type from ID, and reported from BC (Redhead(5) p.7), collections by Paul Kroeger at University of British Columbia, CHEMICAL REACTIONS with FeSO4 flesh quickly green
1-2cm across, conic expanding to broadly conic or conic - bell-shaped; tawny in center and pallid over marginal area; viscid cap skin is tough and separable, surface covered with superficial, dark russet squamules [fine scales] representing the remains of the universal veil, slowly becoming bald
pliant; pallid
broadly adnate, crowded; pallid becoming dull cinnamon, edges pallid and even
1-2cm x 0.3-0.4cm, narrowing downward, solid; ground color "pallid but so densely covered by concentric zones of dark russet veil material as to almost obscure the ground color" except at top
russet-colored universal veil leaves fine scales on cap and dense concentric zones on stem except at top
not distinctive
not distinctive
Microscopic spores:
spores 6-7.5 x 4-4.5 microns, ovate to elliptic in face view, elliptic to obscurely inequilateral in side view, minute apical germ pore, cinnamon brown in KOH, paler and brighter rusty brown in Melzer's reagent, wall about 0.25 microns thick, [presumably smooth]; basidia 4-spored, 18-24 x 5-7 microns, clavate, colorless to pale yellow in KOH; pleurocystidia abundant, 33-46 x 9-16 microns, 'fusoid-ventricose to utriform (apex rounded in some), thin-walled, yellowish in KOH, content "colloidal" but merely yellowish in Melzer's reagent', colorless when fresh, smooth, cheilocystidia similar to pleurocystidia; caulocystidia scattered near stem apex, similar to pleurocystidia or larger; clamp connections present
Spore deposit:
[presumably brownish]

Habitat / Range

type on burned (partially) chip dirt, (Smith), in groups in burned areas in fall (Scates)

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Species References

Smith(3), Scates(2), Redhead(5)

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