Pholiota flammans (Goudgele bundelzwam (BE) / Flaming Pholiota (EN) / Feuerschüppling (DE) / Pholiote incandescente (FR)) is a is a mushroom in the Strophariaceae family.
Pholiota flammans often has a striking appearance. The cap is initially round, then convex and finally flattening with age. Its surface is bright yellow to orange, and covered with triangular scales (squamules) arranged in concentric rings. The stem also is covered in sharp scales. As it is a saprobic fungus, the fruit bodies typically appear in clusters on the stumps of dead coniferous trees. I found this species in a rather dark place and waited for the sun to illuminate this isolatied specimen. That way the specific epithet "flammans", a Latin adjective meaning "flaming", is realy visible...
Image: Schilde (BE) - 05/10/2010
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