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Pholiota populnea (Persoon) Kuyper & Tjallingii-Beukers
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Yibailingba Gou. Off road from Xiangcheng to Daocheng, ca. 20 km from Xiangcheng. Gorge with steep slopes running perpendicular to road and tributary of Suoqu He. Vegetation of large Pinus and Picea and mixed smaller, broadleaved deciduous trees of Acer, Prunus spp., Rhamnus, Sageretia, Syringa, Betula, etc. throughout and large trees of Populus along stream. 29°3'30"N, 99°57'23"E; 3238-3440 m.
On rotten wood. Cap 10 cm in diam, convex, brownish or ochraceous, densely covered with squamules. Lamellae brown to gray brown, sinuate. Stipe 7 x 2cm, above annulus white, below annulus densely covered with yellow to brownish squamules, base enlarged, 5cm in diam. Context dirty white. Annulus dirty white, fugaceous.
Zhu-Liang YANG
3995 11 July 2004

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