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Pholiota aurivella   (Golden Scalycap)
Family
Strophariaceae
Location
North America, Europe, New Zealand
Dimensions
Cap 4-15 cm diameter, stem 5-18 cm tall * 0.5-1.5 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
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.

Cap 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.

Similar species Pholiota jahnii and Pholiota limonella which has less distinctive scales.

Pholiota aurivella on the First Nature Web site.




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