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squamose ( squamulose )
Referring to the surface appearance of the cap or stalk
- a surface with scales ( squamae ). Scaly appearing -

Photo demonstrating the squamulose nature of the cap's surface on a Lepiota mushroom.
The scales ( squamae ) on this Lepiota look almost like age-darkened cedar roofing shingles.

Photo demonstrating the squamulose nature of the cap's surface on a polypore mushroom.
Note the scaly ( squamulose ) surface of these polypores ( Dryad's Saddles ).


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