Edible scales (Pholiota nameko) photo and description

Edible scale (Pholiota nameko)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)
  • Genus: Pholiota (Scaly)
  • Species: Pholiota nameko (Edible scales)


  • Foliot hint;
  • Nameko;
  • Honey honey hint;
  • Kuehneromyces nameko;
  • Collybia nameko.

Edible scale (Pholiota nameko)Edible scaly (Pholiota nameko) is a mushroom of the Strophariaceae family, belonging to the Scalewort genus (Foliota).

External description

Edible scales have a fruiting body, consisting of a thin stem up to 5 cm in height, a base (from which several such legs grow) and a rounded cap. The size of the fungus is small, its fruit body is only 1-2 cm in diameter. The characteristic feature of the species is the orange-brown color of the cap, the surface of which is covered with a thick jelly-like substance.

Season and habitat of the fungus

A mushroom called edible flake is grown in artificial conditions in large quantities. It prefers to grow in conditions where the air humidity is high (90-95%). To obtain good yields of this fungus during artificial cultivation, it is necessary to create appropriate shelters and additional humidification of the air by artificial means.


The mushroom is edible. It is widely used in Japanese cuisine for making delicious miso soup. In Russia, this type of mushroom can be seen pickled on store shelves. True. They realize it under a different name - honey agarics.

Similar types and differences from them

There are no similar species in edible scale.

Edible scale (Pholiota nameko)

Other information about the mushroom

One of the names of the described species, "Nameko" is of Japanese origin, and in translation means "slippery mushroom". This name is explained by the fact that the surface of the cap in the fruit bodies of edible scales is covered with mucus, which makes the surface very slippery. It is cultivated in China and Japan, and in rather large quantities.