Pholiota appendiculata Peck
Family: Strophariaceae
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Charles Horton Peck  
Peck CH. 1905. Report of the State Botanist 1904. Bulletin of the New York State Museum 94: 33-34.

Pholiota appendiculata n. sp.

PLATE P, FIG. 8-17

Pileus fleshy, firm, broadly convex or nearly plane, viscid when moist, shining, squamose with appressed spotlike scales, appendiculate on the margin with fragments of the veil, dark red when young, soon fading to pink and sometimes becoming yellowish brown or grayish brown, flesh at first purplish red, specially in the lower part, whitish or pale yellow when mature; lamellae thin, close, rounded behind, adnexed or decurrent with a tooth, pale yellow or almost white, becoming brownish; stem short, firm, solid or with a small cavity, white above, brownish and squamose below the slight evanescent annulus, white within, the veil white, at first concealing the young lamellae, soon breaking into fragments and partly adhering to the margin of the pileus, partly to the stem.

Pileus 1-3 inches broad; stem about i inch long, 2-4 lines thick.

Decaying sawdust. McLean, Tompkins co. July. The annulus consists of a row of scales or fragments of the veil around the upper part of the stem, the greater part of the veil usually adhering to the margin of the pileus. The color of the spores prevents the reference of the species to the genus Hypholoma.