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Pholiota highlandensis


Pholiota highlandensis at suppressed - 22 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Pholiota highlandensis 29 Oct 2020 Pam
Agarics gilled fungi 25 Aug 2020 Pam
Unidentified 22 Aug 2020 LisaH

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Significant sighting

Pam noted:
29 Oct 2020

First record of this 'fire responsive' fungal species in the BCNM region.

User's notes

There seemed to be numerous patches of these tan-brown, domed fungi wherever there was a patch of burn (where a tree had stood, I think)


Pam wrote:
   25 Aug 2020
Hard to tell without seeing the gills. So unfortunately I'll just have to id it to Agaric - gilled fungi.
Pam wrote:
   28 Oct 2020
Do you remember if the ground this fungus was growing in had been burnt? If so most probably Pholiota highlandensis.
LisaH wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
Yes, I think so - it seemed to grow on the burnt patches, where tree had burnt.
Pam wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
That's good news. That is characteristic of Pholiota highlandensis. Good record.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 22 Aug 2020 01:00 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by
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