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Pholiota limonella also known as Lemon-yellow Pholiota, is a medium to large, orange-yellow, rounded agaric with a slimy cap. The mushroom grows in clusters on downed logs, standing dead trees, and stumps.
convex and later becomes broadly bell-shaped, with an orange-yellow to yellow colour. It is covered in brownish to reddish-brown scales that scatter and may disappear as it matures. The surface is sticky or slimy. Gills
close, adnate (broadly attached), whitish to yellowish when young, becoming rusty brown. The gills are at first covered by a whitish to yellowish, cobwebby partial veil. Stem
cylindrical, solid, firm. Surface cottony above the poorly developed ring, fibrillose to scaly below. The colour is whitish to yellowish under reddish-brown to brownish or yellowish-brown scales that may be scattered or densely packed. Spore print
rusty brown to brown.
The spores measure 6-9 x 4-5.5 µ and have a smooth, more or less elliptical shape. They feature an apical pore and appear brownish in potassium hydroxide (KOH) solution.
on the Mushroom Expert Web site.
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