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Pholiota squarrosa (Weigel) P. Kummer
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. North side of Daxue Shan between Zhongdian and Xiangcheng. Mixed Abies-Larix-Picea-Juniperus forest with large Rhododendron and open talus slopes and meadows. 28°35'38"N, 99°50'49"E; 4100-4300 m.
On rotten wood in forest of Abies at 4000 m. Pileus 5-10 cm in diam., convex, dry, yellowish brown to ochraceous, paler (almost whitish) towards margin, covered with (sub) reflexed, brown squamules. Lamellae pale brown. Stipe 7-15 x 0.8-2 cm, dirty white or cream colored above annulus, cream colored below annulus, lower part covered with reflexed, brownish squamules. Context pale yellow to yellow. Taste mild. With line drawings.
Z. L. Yang
2478 27 July 1998

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