Pholiota aurivella ‘Golden Pholiota’ (4 Photos and Description)

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Pholiota aurivella 

Saprotrophic and possibly parasitic. Grows on dead and dying hardwoods and conifers from July through autumn.

Yellow cap is slimy or sticky and is covered in conspicuous red-brown scales.

Attached gills are yellow and become rusty-brown as brownish spores mature. Stipe is dry and scaly below fibrous evanescent annulus and whitish above.

Edible, but easily confused with the inedible Pholiota limonella.

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Pholiota aurivella 

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Pholiota aurivella 

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Pholiota aurivella