Pholiota gummosa    (Lasch:Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Sticky Scalycap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Strophariaceae/Pholioteae  

synonyms: Flammula gummosa, Dryophila gummosa, Pholiota ochrochlora 

edibility : discard

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The cap is pale yellow to greenish; its margin is with white veil remnants. The cap surface is covered with short-lasting scales, viscid or sticky.

The stem is pale yellow, covered with scales, not viscous, with a fibrillose ring zone.

The flesh is pale green-yellowish, brownish towards stem base, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale yellow then brownish, adnate, crowded . The spore print is rusty brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood or on the ground, in tufts, in broad-leaved woods, on buried wood of beech, willow, alder, lime tree.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 0.3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 2 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : viscid cap surface, soon drying, very slim stem

Pholiota gummosa is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Pholiota gummosa in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Pholiota gummosa in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18