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Pholiota limonella
North America and Europe
Cap 4-15 cm diameter, stem 4-15 cm tall * 0.5-1.5 cm thick

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.

Cap 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.

Pholiota limonella on the Mushroom Expert Web site.

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