Pholiota aurivella

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Pholiota aurivella

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Pholiota cerifera

Cap

Convex, then flattened, slimy, covered with dark slimy scales, yellow to yellow brown, to about 15 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, yellowish then reddish brown

Stem

+/- equal with a short lasting cottony ring at the apex, smooth at the apex, coarsely scaly below, yellow to yellow brown

Flesh

Yellow, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

Rusty brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-9) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species is easily confused with P. limonella and P. adiposa

Additional Photographs

Pholiota aurivella

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pholiota aurivella

9 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin