Powder-scale Pholiota Flammulaster erinaceellus (Peck) Watling  

Status:

Found scattered or in groups on rotting, debarked deciduous logs.


Description:

Cap: Small (up to 1.5"), rust-brown, dry, scaly (becoming powdery), convex; partial veil remnants on margin. Gills: White to cinnamon-buff; edges may often appear serrate (Kuo says "frayed"). Stalk: Rust-brown scales below veil, buff and powdery above (J. Solem, pers. comm).


There are 16 records in the project database.

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Powder-scale Pholiota (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Powder-scale Pholiota (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Wesley Earp. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Powder-scale Pholiota specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/18/2010). Elliptical, smooth; measured 6.8-7.2 X 4.9-5.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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