Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Phaeolepiota aurea (Matt.) Konrad & Maubl.
Synonyms: Agaricus aureus var. herefordensis
Agaricus aureus var. vahlii
Agaricus spectabilis
Agaricus vahlii
Cystoderma aureum
Fulvidula spectabilis
Gymnopilus junonius var. spectabilis
Gymnopilus spectabilis
Lepiota pyrenaea
Pholiota aurea
Pholiota aurea var. herefordensis
Pholiota aurea var. vahlii
Pholiota spectabilis
Pholiota vahlii
Togaria aurea
Togaria aurea var. herefordensis
Togaria aurea var. vahlii
Common Name: Golden Bootleg


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Phaeolepiota aureaPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Poa (1)
Urtica dioica (1)
Cupressus macrocarpa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Other tall herb and fern: tall ruderal (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (7)
Soil Leaves (3)
Soil (2)
Quercus rubra (1)
Stump (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
August (1)
September (4)
October (11)
November (2)