Pholiota squarrosa

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Pholiota squarrosa

21 October 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Shaggy Pholiota

Cap

Convex, then flattened, covered with coarse dark scales, yellowish to reddish brown, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, pale yellow then reddish brown

Stem

Equal, often twisted, coarsely scaly, with a ragged apical ring, yellowish at the apex, reddish brown below

Flesh

Pale yellow, firm

Smell

Radish

Taste

Radish

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On living and dead deciduous trees, usually at the base

Spore Print

Rusty brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-9) x (3.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Pholiota squarrosa

18 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pholiota squarrosa

18 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pholiota squarrosa

16 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin