Location: Lat. 47.2, Long. -123.33
General Characteristics: Spore print is brown. Cap is orange at center, fades to pale orange at margin. gills yellow.
seen in the spring. It seems a match but my book says it is more common in fall.
This fungi grows in clumps on wood. It's distinctive, with its rampant scales on cap and stem.
Goldfell-Schüppling (Pholiota aurivella)
Pholiota aurivella, walked on the s. ridge trail from water tower at Bastyr, near water tower parking lot. Were growing from a log. Immature, on hardwood. Yellowbrown buttons, and umbonated caps, cream stems, scaley/warty caps, yellow ocher in color, as matured lightened to yellow, darkened stems, flattened caps, eventually appearing large plate of 4-5in in diameter by 10/26 with 7-8in + stems. Got more slimey as matured, more fiberous stems, solid flesh, adnated gills, found on class walk.