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Pholiota astragalina Mushroom
Ref No: 8582
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Pholiota astragalina2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8583
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Orange
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Pholiota astragalina (Fr.) Singer Cap 2-5cm across, cone-shaped with an obtuse umbo, becoming flatly bell-shaped with a spreading or upturning or wavy margin; pinky-orange or apricot with a paler margin, fading in age and discoloring blackish in places; smooth, sticky or slimy when wet, pallid, hairy veil remnants on the margin. Gills sharply and deeply adnexed, appearing free, close, moderately broad; orange-yellow, but discoloring where bruised. Stem 50-90 x 4-7mm, hollow; pale yellow to drab orange at the base, brownish where handled; fibrous. Veil yellow. Flesh pliant, watery; orange to yellowish orange. Odor distinct. Taste bitter. Spores oval to ellipsoid, smooth, with a minute germ pore, 5.5-6.5 x 3.5-4. Deposit brown. Habitat singly or in small groups on logs, stumps, and rotting coniferous wood. Found Europe and in northeastern North America, the Pacific Northwest, and California. Season August-October. Not edible.

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