Pholiota flammans

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Pholiota flammans

On a post marking the entrance to a nature reserve. 26 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, covered in coarse scales, yellow to yellowish orange, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, pale yellow, then rusty yellow

Stem

Equal, coarsely scaly, bright yellow, ring apical, cottony

Flesh

Firm, pale yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from coniferous trees

Spore Print

Rust

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4-4.5) x (2-2.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible