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Scientific name: Pholiota populnea (Pers .: Fr.) Kuyp. Tjall.
Synonyms: Agaricus destruens - Agaricus comosus - Pholiota comosa - Pholiota destruens
Hat: 6-20 cm, convex then flattened, from yellowish-white to brown-ocher, fleshy, covered by whitish, woolly scales, scaly rim.
Gills: dense, adnate, whitish then brown.
Stem: 5-13 x 2-2-5 cm, bulbous at the base, white or brownish, full, scaly; the partial veil forms a floppy ring.
Meat: white, compact, malt smell and sweet taste, then slightly bitter.
Pholiota populnea (photo http://mycoweb.narod.ru)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
It grows on dead trunks of deciduous trees (especially poplars), in summer-autumn.
Inedible because it is bitter.