Category: conditionally edible.
Cap (diameter 3-11 cm): shiny, usually ocher, orange or brown, with fibrous scales and a small central tubercle. In a young mushroom, it is slightly convex, with time it becomes almost prostrate. Slightly sticky to the touch.
Leg (height 2.5-8 cm): yellow or brownish, cylindrical in shape, tapering from bottom to top, has small scales.
Plates: light yellow in young mushrooms, dark brown in old ones.
Flesh: very thin, yellowish.
Coal-loving scales grow from mid-June to early December in the countries of the northern temperate zone.
Where can you find it: at the sites of former bonfires.
Eating coal-loving flakes after preliminary boiling is suitable for pickling, but is not popular.
Application in traditional medicine: not applicable.
Other names: coal-loving moth, cinder flake, alpine flake.