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Pholiota Mushrooms

Pholiota sp.


Yellow caps with brown scales. Cap sizes approximately 1-1.5 inches. Stipe shaggy and gills light brown.


Spotted growing in a cluster on a fallen birch tree in a mostly deciduous forest.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Thanks for the suggestions Doren. It was definitely on birch.

Doren B
Doren B a year ago

Either Pholiota squarrosa or Pholiota squarrosoides. They can be difficult to distinguish without a microscope.

Doren B
Doren B a year ago

Could you tell what kind of tree it was on? Looks like it may be birch.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.89, Long: -73.44

Spotted on Oct 8, 2016
Submitted on Jan 3, 2017

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