Your resource for fungi information
Pholiota aurivella   (Golden Scalycap)
North America, Europe, New Zealand
Cap 4-15 cm diameter, stem 5-18 cm tall * 0.5-1.5 cm thick

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.

Cookie notice

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you relevant advertising, as well as to analyze traffic.

Learn more about cookies


If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.