Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Strophariaceae
Species: Pholiota squarrosa (Weigel) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus floccosus
Agaricus squarrosus
Agaricus verruculosus
Dryophila squarrosa
Lepiota squarrosa
Pholiota squarrosa var. verruculosa
Common Name: Shaggy Scalycap


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Pholiota squarrosaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (18)
Quercus (4)
Fraxinus excelsior (4)
Tilia (2)
Malva sylvestris (2)
Beech (1)
Prunus (1)
Prunus avium (1)
Prunus padus (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Salix (1)
Fraxinus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (5)
Woodland: mixed (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland (2)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (23)
Stump (10)
Quercus rubra (4)
tree base (3)
Soil (2)
Cut Trunk (1)
Dead Branch (1)
Dead Wood (1)
Fallen Tree (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (4)
August (4)
September (9)
October (50)
November (15)