Alder fire (Scale alder) (Pholiota alnicola) photo and description

Alder moth (Pholiota alnicola)

  • 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 alnicola (Alder flake (Alder scale))


Alder flakes

Alder fire

The alder moth (Latin Pholiota alnicola ) is a species of fungi included in the genus Pholiota of the Strophariaceae family.

Grows in groups on alder and birch stumps. Fruiting - August-September. Found in the European part of Russia, in the North Caucasus, in the Primorsky Territory.

The cap is 5-6 cm in ∅, flat-convex , yellow-ocher, with brown scales, with remnants of a filmy blanket in the form of thin flakes along the edge of the cap.

The pulp is yellowish . The plates are adherent, dirty yellow or rusty.

Leg 4-8 cm long, 0.4 cm ∅, curved, with a ring; above the ring - pale straw, below the ring - brown, fibrous.

The mushroom is inedible . May cause poisoning.