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Pholiota flavida Mushroom
Ref No: 8598
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Pholiota flavida (Fr.) Singer Cap 3-7cm across, convex expanding to almost flat, with an incurved margin with some faint veil remnants; yellow to dingy, watery yellow-ochre or tawny; thinly sticky and smooth. Gills adnate to adnexed, close, narrow to moderately broad, edges even; pallid, becoming pale rusty brown in age. Stem 50-110 x 5-15mm, solid, slightly tapering to the base; pallid above fine hairy zone of evanescent yellowish veil, dark rust-brown from base upward; grooved and finely hairy in lower part. Flesh thick, firm, yellowish. Odor faintly fragrant. Taste mild. Spores oval to subellipsoid, smooth, distinct pore at apex, 7-9 x 4-5. Deposit cigar brown. No pleurocystidia; cheilocystidia versiform and caulocystidia similar. Habitat in large clusters on logs and stumps and at the base of coniferous and hardwood trees. Found in Europe Maine and the Pacific Northwest of America. Season August-November. Not edible.

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