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Pholiota squarrosa.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Pholiote squarreuse, Shaggy Scalycap, Sparriger Schüppling, Tüskés tõkegomba
Pholiota squarrosa 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8715
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Pholiota squarrosa Mushroom
Ref No: 8716
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Pholiota squarrosa  001 Mushroom
Ref No: 24004
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Distinctly scaly
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Rusty brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Pholiota squarrosa (Müller ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Dryophila squarrosa (Müller ex Fr.) Quél. Shaggy Scalycap, Pholiote squarreuse, Sparriger Schüppling, Tüskés tõkegomba, Schubbige bundelzwam. Cap 3–10(15)cm across, convex becoming flattened, the margin remaining inrolled, pale straw-yellow densely covered in coarse red-brown, upturned scales, not viscid. Stem 50–120 x 10–15mm, smooth and pale yellow above torn membranous ring, covered in red-brown recurved scales below and darkening at the base. Flesh tough, pale yellowish becoming red-brown in stem base. Taste and smell radishy. Gills crowded, pale yellow at first later cinnamon. Pleurocystidia clavate with mucronate apex. Spore print rust brown. Spores oval, smooth, 5.5–9 x 3.5–5um. Habitat in dense clusters at the base of deciduous and very occasionally coniferous trees. Season autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe. The third photograph has been given to us by Ted Green, many thanks Ted.

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Barb Cheded (United Kingdom) - 02 November 2015

Growing on dead wood, Cheshire, November 2015
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Steven Murray (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2013

Fully expanded group at base of ancient beech tree in South Wales. Come up same spot every year.
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Steven Murray (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2013

Youngsters emerging from the base of an ancient beech tree. South Wales.
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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2010

Photographed in Piper's Hill Wood, Worcestershire, to show the texture of the 'shaggy' cap.
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roberto boni (Italy) - 18 October 2009

Bunch of Pholiota Squarrosa's shot in Abruzzo, central Italy at 1300 m. asl
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Callum Throw (United Kingdom) - 17 November 2008

Pholiota squarrosa found near the Roaches, Peak District, at the base of a common ash tree.
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tim hale (United Kingdom) - 05 October 2008

Found in broadleaf woodland by the river Lune in Lancashire, England.
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