Observation 180618: Pholiota squarrosa (Vahl) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-09-19

Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

49.4584° 75.4751° 835m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Pholiota squarrosa (Mull. ex Fr.) Kumm., Strophariaceae, Agaricales.
(Ложный опёнок серно-жёлтый. Scaly Pholiota).

Cap: 3-6cm wide convex up to broadly convex with incurved margins with somewhat concentric dark reddish-brown scales, sometimes slightly knobbed; color is brownish-yellow up to dull reddish-brown in the centre.
Gills: attached or almost attached, narrow or moderately broad and almost distant with intermediate short gills; color from dull-yellow or greenish-yellow up to brownish-yellow when old.
Stalk: 5-10cm long, whitish or dull greenish-yellow above narrow ring (or scaly rim) and below up to purplish-white or brownish-white with reddish-brown scales as indistinct circles; 0.8-1.6cm thick fibrous and sometimes hollow when old.
Veil: partial veil membranous off-white, brownish-white or light purple. It makes a narrow ring under a cap.
Edibility: poisonous.
Habitat: small clusters or crowded clusters near aspen minor other wood or on old deciduous stumps and trunks in pine-tree forest.
Season: July-September

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