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ushrooms of North America
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2.15.3

Pholiota

Is the cap granular or covered with scales?

Yes

Is the cap glabrous?

Yes

 

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Is the cap brilliant to golden yellow? 

Yes

Is the cap another color?

Yes

 

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Is the cap granular, dry, golden-yellow; grows on the ground under alders and douglas fir; annulus large and persistent?

Yes

Is the cap brilliant yellow, viscid; yellow scales; grows on conifer logs?............     ...............

Yes

 

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You have a P. aurea

 

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You have a P. flammans

 

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You have a P. squarrosa

 

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Is the cap streaked olive-brown; margin cinnamon; stalk yellow-green? ..................    ................

Yes

Is the cap orange-brown to red-brown, frequent on living hardwoods, especially elm?

Yes

 

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You have a P. aurivella

 

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You have a P. albocrenulata

 

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Is the cap viscid? .........................      ...........................

Yes

Is the cap dry, yellow-brown; grows singly or in cespitose clusters?

Yes

 

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Is the cap erect with many pointed scales; usually grows cespitose?

Yes

Is the cap with flat or some slightly raised scales; grows singly or in cespitose clusters

Yes

 

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You have a P. squarrosoides

 

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You have a P. aurivella

 

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