Pholiota aurivella, also known as Golden Scalycap, is a medium to large, orange-yellow, rounded agaric with scattered, reddish orange scales embedded in the surface.
Bright yellow, convex to broadly humped. Surface scales embedded in a slime layer, sometimes disappearing in rain. Gills
close, adnate (broadly attached) at first; yellowish to reddish brown. Spores
are reddish-brown. Stem
central or off center, cylindrical, solid, firm. Surface cottony above poorly developed ring, fibrillose to scaly below.
Pholiota jahnii and Pholiota limonella.
on the First Nature Web site.