Shaggy Scalycap - Pholiota squarrosa

    Description

    The cap is convex when young becoming flattened to about 10 cm across, covered with coarse dark yellowy brown scales giving an overall shaggy appearance. Stem also coarsely scaly.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Clustered at the base of trees sometimes in woods.

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map