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Pholiota squarrosa - Shaggy Scalycap
Pholiota squarrosa - Shaggy Scalycap
Description
  • Straw coloured mushroom, with pronounced scales on cap & stem. Gills pale yellow becoming cinnamon.
Host Species
  • Oak, Ash, Beech, Willow, Robinia
Mode Of Decay
  • Parasitic. White rot around base of stems
    (though occasionally at height on trunks/unions)
Significance
  • Can cause a brittle fracture.
Distribution
  • Europe/North america
Notes
  • Autumn



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Gallery Statistics
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Images: 9
Comments: 6
Comments
Author Comment Date
bearfodder Thanks to everyone, as well as Mr Humphries! 21-08-14
bearfodder Is Ash a host species too?....i seen to remember seeing it on a large mature ash tree in Germany

Thanks for all your input/advice! Hope I get to meet you one day. Much appreciated
21-08-14
David Humphries Hello Wozza,

P. squarrosa produces a white rot (both Webber&Matthecks Manual of wood decays & the AA guide both reference it) Out of interest, what led you to believe it was a brown rotter?

regards

David
28-12-11
Wozza84 I always thought it was a brown rot? 28-12-11
Fungus Pholiota squarrosa on Robinia and Platanus is extremely dangerous, because the mycelium completely destroys the mayor roots and other sub-surface parts of the tree without either of both tree species being capable of regrowth of roots needed for stability and because of old trees falling without warning, as Pholiota squarrosa didn't have time to produce fruitbodies before the tree came down. Sometimes the fungus does not produce fruitbodies at all, because it is a biotrophic parasite, which needs its mycelium to be in contact with living structures of the tree and dies once the tree is dead.
Gerrit J. Keizer
01-05-11
Arborowen Seen this on Beech in some woodland nr Billingshurst West sussex let me know if you want the pics for your gallery. 13-10-10
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