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Pholiota aurivella   (Golden Scalycap)
North America, Europe, New Zealand
Cap 4-15 cm diameter, stem 5-18 cm tall * 0.5-1.5 cm thick
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Pholiota aurivella, also known as Golden Scalycap, is a medium to large, orange-yellow, rounded agaric with scattered, reddish-orange scales embedded in the surface.

Cap Bright yellow, convex to broadly humped. Surface scales are embedded in a slime layer, sometimes disappearing in rain. Gills close, adnate (broadly attached) at first; yellowish to reddish brown. Spores are reddish-brown. Stem central or off center, cylindrical, solid, firm. Surface cottony above the poorly developed ring, fibrillose to scaly below.

Pholiota aurivella on the First Nature Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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