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Alder scalycap (flammula alnicola) flammula alnicola formerly known as pholiota alnicola, is where this species gets its common name with pholiota meaning scaly. this species isn't scaly like some of the pholiota species however. in fact, the lack of scales is one of the distinguishing features of flammula alnicola. another macroscopic feature of flammula alnicola is the coloration of the stipe, starting out as a yellow/pale yellow near the apex transitioning to a brown/reddish brown towards the base. two other species resemble flammula alnicola, pholiota malicola and flavida. those two species will have a mild taste while alnicola will be bitter in a taste and spit test. although thought to be widespread in north america, it is considered uncommon and in some cases rare. on inaturalist there has only been one observation of flammula alnicola besides my find. i do know however that there have been a number of undocumented occurrences of flammula alnicola recently.