Alder Scalycap - Pholiota alnicola

    Description

    This yellowy fawn fungus is one of the least scaly of the so called scalycaps.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On stumps and dead trunks and branches of alder, willow and birch; often beside streams and lakes and in other shaded, damp places.

    When to see it

    September to December.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain. It is not particularly common but is possibly increasing.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map