Pluteus chrysophaeus

| |
Pluteus chrysophaeus

3 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Pluteus luteovirens

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, sometimes finely wrinkled at the centre, margin lined, lemon yellow to greenish yellow, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Broad, crowded, free, white then pink

Stem

Slender, equal, smooth, finely lined, whitish

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood, favouring elm, beech and ash

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (5-6) x (4.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Take care not to confuse with the rarer and more robust P. leoninus