Pholiota squarrosa (Weigel) P. Kumm.
(shaggy scalycap, shaggy pholiota)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesPholiota squarrosa (shaggy scalycap, shaggy pholiota)
GenusPholiota (scalycap toadstools)
FamilySTROPHARIACEAE (a family of toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota) :
1: Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)
17 Oct 2004 OSGR: TF40 52° 40' N, 0° 10' E Vice County: Cambs (VC 29) England
on top of maiden trunk of pollarded or grafted living Apple
Image 1: Fruitbodies - oblique view - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ
2: Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)
10 Oct 2004 OSGR: TQ96 51° 20' N, 0° 50' E Vice County: West Kent (VC 16) England
Between each pair of roots at base of Cherry
Image 1: Side view - in situImage 2: Top view - in situ
3: Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)
10 Oct 2004 OSGR: TQ96 51° 20' N, 0° 50' E Vice County: West Kent (VC 16) England
Large clump at base of Cherry
Image 1: In situImage 2: In situ - close-upImage 3: Scales on cap - close-up
4: Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)
13 Oct 1983 OSGR: SU26 51° 20' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
Image 1: Cap - oblique view - close-up - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view showing stipe and ring - in situImage 3: Fruitbodies - young - side view - in situImage 4: Fruitbodies - young - top view - in situImage 5: Fruitbody - side view showing gills, stipe and ring - lain downImage 6: Fruitbody - side view showing gills, stipe and ring - lain down (2)Image 7: Chrysocystidia from in and near gill edge - magnifiedImage 8: Chrysocystidium from gill face - magnifiedImage 9: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 10: DescriptionImage 11: Description - contd
5: Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)
24 Oct 1973 OSGR: SE65 53° 60' N, 1° 0' W England
on oak stump
Image 1: Fruitbodies - oblique view - close-up - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - oblique view - in situImage 3: Fruitbody - side view showing gills, stipe and ring - close-up - lain downImage 4: Gills and ring - side view - close-up - in situ

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 general literature references relevant to Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)

Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 57 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Scalycap, Shaggy Pholiota)
The specacular clumps of this common, large, shaggy, yellow toadstool are a familiar sight on frondose tree trunks in late summer and autumn.
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