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Observed: 21st October 2011 By: PamBarrettPamBarrett’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPamBarrett’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPamBarrett’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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A clump of a few dozen growing at the base of an old oak tree.


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darren.lean's picture

Shaggy Scalycap

This could also be similar to the Honey Fungus.
What colour flesh did it have? If it is yellow it could be the honey fungus. Was it grown on conifers? because if not it could be the honey Fungus as the Shaggy Scaly cap grows in deciduous woods.

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Pholiota or Armillaria?

Without agonising over it - the caps appear to be different.P. squarrosa has a convex cap becoming flatter; surface dry; pale straw yellow, densely covered in concentric rings of darker upturned scales that are concentrated towards centre. A. mellea (Honey Fungus) convex cap, then flatter, usually with a depressed centre and wavy margin; shades of yellow brown with an olive tint; but fading to honey-yellow; with scattered minute yellowish scales, mostly yellowish-brown. Regards