Shaggy Scalycap (Pholiota squarrosa) - Stock Image

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Description
Pholiota squarrosa (Müller ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Dryophila squarrosa (Müller ex Fr.) Quél. Sparriger Schüppling Pholiote squarreuse Shaggy Scalycap. 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. Spore print rust brown. Habitat in dense clusters at the base of deciduous and very occasionally coniferous trees. Season autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe (source R. Phillips).

This is a quite common Species in the Netherlands on deciduous Trees (mostly Beech) and appears in dense Clusters at the base of the Trunk.

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