Pholiota limonella is a medium to large, orange-yellow, rounded agaric with a slimy cap. The mushroom grows in clusters on downed logs, standing dead trees, and stumps.
Bright yellow, convex, becoming broadly convex, broadly bell-shaped, or nearly flat and sticky or slimy. Gills
close, adnate (broadly attached), yellowish to rusty brown. Spores
are rusty-brown. Stem
cylindrical, solid, firm. Surface cottony above poorly developed ring, fibrillose to scaly below.
Similar species Pholiota aurivella
has more distinctive scales.
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