Pholiota gummosa

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Pholiota gummosa

14 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened with a central bump, coarsely scaly, sticky when damp, pale brown to pale yellow, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, pale yellow then reddish brown

Stem

Equal, coarsely scaly, with an indistinct ring, whitish to pale yellow, whitish at the apex, pale brown at the base

Flesh

Pale yellow, rust in stem base, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood and roots of deciduous trees

Spore Print

Rusty brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (3.5-4.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species sometimes grows from buried wood, giving the impression of growing on soil

Additional Photographs

Pholiota gummosa

10 September 2005 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin