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Pholiota astragalina
bitter Pholiota, pinkish-orange Pholiota, conifer scaly-cap

Distribution: Broad

Habitat: Occurs widely in the temperate and boreal areas of the Northern Hemisphere.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Pholiota astragalina is easy to recognize by the distinctive pinkish orange color of its cap, which is unique among pholiotas and not at all common among other mushrooms. It is relatively small and usually grows singly or in small (2--4 mushrooms) groups or clusters on conifer logs. The cap flesh is orange, turns blackish in age, and is bitter-tasting. It looks very much like a hypholoma, but its brown spore color causes it to be placed in Pholiota.

Accepted Name:
Pholiota astragalina (Peck) Singer

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pholiota astragalina in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Pholiota astragalina photos.

4 photographs:
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