Pluteus     Genus



Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.


TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)


Pink Spored     Suborder
Spores pink or reddish

Plutaceae     Family
Pluteus cervinus
Gills free
Often growing on wood
Links from Look-alikes
Coprinus     Genus
Coprinus cinereus
All deliquescing fungi go here
All striate or pleated-capped non-Gomphidius black-spored mushrooms go here (but not randomly wrinkled ones: they go in Psathyrella)
When young, the cap usually cylindrical, and in any case much taller than it is wide and hugging the stem tightly; the gills at this stage are white, and packed very close together
Cap usually deliquescing and surviving in age as uplifted tatters or split fragments
Cap often covered with powder or tiny hairs, especially when young

Pluteus     Genus     Fries




Pluteus petasatus

Diagnosis




Pluteus cervinus

Microscropic Characters





Plutaceae

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Pluteus cervinusDark Pluteus     Section

Pluteus petasatusWhite Pluteus     Section


 

 


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