Range: North America & Europe
Time-of-Year: late spring to late autumn
Substrate: on rotten wood and damp soil, ashes, wet leaves or bracket fungi
While some list S. scutellata as inedible, others list it as having an unknown edibility. David Arora considers it too small to be of any culinary interest, & it lacks a distinctive smell or taste.
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Top photo by Distance Everheart w/ special thanks to the 2012 U.C. Berkeley Fungus Fair!
Close-up photo from: http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictures/showphoto.php/photo/103180/size/big
Database Entry: Distance Everheart 1-14-14 10-20-14