Scale yellow-greenish

Scale yellow-greenish (Pholiota gummosa)


  • 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 gummosa (Yellow-greenish scales)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Scaly gummy


  • Gum flakes

  • Scaly gummy

  • Scale yellow-green

Scale yellow-greenish (Pholiota gummosa)

Scale yellow-greenish (Pholiota gummosa) is a fungus of the Strophariaceae family, belonging to the Scale genus.

External description

The fruit body of a yellow-greenish scale consists of a convex-outstretched cap with a tubercle (which in young mushrooms takes a bell-shaped form) and a thin cylindrical leg.

The diameter of the mushroom cap is 3-6 cm. Its surface is covered with small scales, however, when the fruit bodies ripen, it becomes smooth and noticeably sticky. The color of the cap varies from greenish-yellow to light yellowish, and the middle of the cap is noticeably darker in comparison with the whitish and light edge.

The hymenophore of yellow-green scales is lamellar, consists of adherent and often located plates, characterized by a cream or ocher color, often have a greenish tint.

The length of the stem of the fungus varies within 3-8 cm, and its diameter is 0.5-1 cm. It is characterized by high density, has a weakly pronounced peri-cap ring on its surface. in color – the same as the cap, and near the base it has a rusty brown color.

The flesh of the flake is yellow-green, yellowish in color, thinned, does not have a pronounced smell. The spore powder has a brown-yellow color.

Season and habitat of the fungus

Scaly yellow-greenish begins to actively bear fruit from about mid-August, and continues until the second half of October. You can see this type of mushroom on old stumps left after deciduous trees and near them. The mushroom grows mainly in groups, because of its small size it is not easy to see it in the grass. Not very common.

Scale yellow-greenish (Pholiota gummosa)


Flake yellow-greenish (Pholiota gummosa) belongs to the category of edible (conditionally edible) mushrooms. It is recommended to eat it fresh (including in the composition of the second courses), having previously boiled it for 15 minutes. It is advisable to drain the broth.

Similar types and differences from them

There are no similar species in yellow-green scales.

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