Pholiota highlandensis

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Pholiota highlandensis

1 November 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Pholiota carbonaria

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, sometimes sticky, usually with veil remnants at the margin, yellowish brown to tan, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, crowded, pale brown then cinnamon

Stem

Equal, scaly, yellowish, with a faint ring zone

Flesh

Firm, pale yellow, rusty in stem base

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to winter

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On burnt ground

Spore Print

Rusty brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6.5-8) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge and gill margin cystidia spindle shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Pholiota highlandensis

6 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin