Golden Scaly Cap - Pholiota aurivella


    Quite a large fungus that has a golden yellow cap with scales that are often a deeper redder shade. The stem is usually yellowy brown and is also scaly.

    Identification difficulty

    Grows on dead or living deciduous wood, often on Ash.

    When to see it

    June to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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