Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mushroom ID

Pholiota aurivella, Golden Scaly Cap Mushroom, Inedible

I was having a very difficult time identifying this mushroom and took to for help.  Literally within minutes someone pointed me in the right direction.  In the mushroom identification books I have they don't focus on that scaly top, which you kind of have to do because it's truly a dead give away.  One thing I've learned about the most helpful identification books is that an illustration often serves better than a photograph because an illustration can pay special attention to a a certain feature unique to a species.

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