Common Names: Pholiota granulosa
Cap is 1 to 3.5 cm broad, convex and remaining broadly convex, margin long remaining incurved, surface dry and covered by a dense coating of minute erect fibrillose squamules over the disc, but those toward margin more or less granular and more appressed, margin at first hung with the delicate remnants of the yellow veil; color of epicutis bright rich yellow-brown. Lamellae rather narrow (3 to 4 mm broad in large fruiting bodies), broadest near stipe and tapered toward pileus margin, bluntly adnate, close to crowded, pale yellow young, spores not obscuring the yellow ground color, not becoming spotted, edges even. Stipe is 3 to 5 cm long, 2 to 3.5 mm thick, soon tubular to hollow, equal, with a pallid pad of mycelium at base, upper part pale yellow like the gills, below the veil-line thinly scurfy-fibrillose from veil remnants that are yellow to concolorous with the squamules of the pileus, in age becoming dark rusty brown from the base upward.
Found on the dead wood of hardwoods and conifers from June to September.