Alder moth (Pholiota alnicola)Systematics:
- 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))
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.