Pholiota highlandensis (Peck) Quadr. & Lunghini
(bonfire pholiota, bonfire scalycap, charcoal pholiota)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesPholiota highlandensis (bonfire pholiota, bonfire scalycap, charcoal pholiota)
GenusPholiota (scalycap toadstools)
FamilySTROPHARIACEAE (a family of toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota) :
1: Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota)
10 Oct 2004 OSGR: TQ96 51° 20' N, 0° 50' E Vice County: West Kent (VC 16) England
2 fruitbodies, on old fire site, buried under grass
Image 1: Cap - in situ - close-upImage 2: Side view - showing capImage 3: Side view - showing gillsImage 4: Pleurocystidia in gill face - magnifiedImage 5: Pleurocystidia in gill face - magnified (2)Image 6: Pleurocystidia in gill face - magnified (3)Image 7: Spores - magnifiedImage 8: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 9: Spores - highly magnified (2)Image 10: Spores - highly magnified (3)
2: Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota)
25 Sep 1986 OSGR: SU66 51° 20' N, 1° 0' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - in situ (2)Image 3: Fruitbody - side view - in situImage 4: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - lain downImage 5: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - lain down (2)Image 6: Fruitbody - side view showing stipe - lain downImage 7: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 8: Pleurocystidia - magnifiedImage 9: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 10: DescriptionImage 11: Description - contd
3: Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota)
15 Oct 1977 OSGR: SU94 51° 10' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: Surrey (VC 17) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view showing gills - lain downImage 3: Fruitbody - side view showing cap - in situ

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references relevant to Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota)

Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 0 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Pholiota highlandensis (Bonfire Pholiota, Bonfire Scalycap, Charcoal Pholiota)
Larger, more brightly coloured collections with well developed scales on the stipe may be P. brunnescens which differs in the presence of larger cells in the pruina at the apex of the stipe.
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