Pholiota alnicola (Elzenbundelzwam (BE) / Alder Scalycap (EN) / Erlen- Schüppling (DE) / Pholiote des aulnes (FR) ) Is a fungus in the Strophariaceae family. The species can be found growing solitary or in small clusters on deciduous wood, especially alder, willow and birch. The cap measures between 3 and 6 cm and is always slimy to sticky when fresh (the image is taken on a normal dry day - the wet zone on the cap is slime produced by the fungus itself). When young the color is yellow, becoming dark yellow and/or developing rusty or olive green shades. On the stem there is a a ring zone resulting from the partial veil.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 17/09/2010
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