Pholiota alnicola

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Pholiota alnicola

29 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, often with a central bump, smooth, +/- greasy, with brownish veil remnants at the margin, yellow, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, pale yellow then reddish brown

Stem

Equal, fibrous, yellow at the apex, reddish brown towards the base

Flesh

Yellow, red-brown in the stem base

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On deciduous wood, favouring alder

Spore Print

Rusty brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8.5-10.5) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with Hypholoma species.

Additional Photographs

Pholiota alnicola

17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin