Pluteus phlebophorus

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Pluteus phlebophorus

10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, finely wrinkled, especially at the centre, date brown, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Free, broad, crowded, white then pink

Stem

Equal or broader at the base, silky fibrous, smooth, whitish, tinged reddish brown with age

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

None, or +/- unpleasant

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (5-7) x (4.5-6) µm2. Gill edge cystidia club shaped, spindle shaped, or flask shaped (lageniform). Gill face cystidia flask shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Pluteus phlebophorus

10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus phlebophorus

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus phlebophorus

Gill edge cystidium in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus phlebophorus

Cap cuticle cells in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 10 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus phlebophorus

30 August 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus phlebophorus

September 2000 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus phlebophorus

Gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 30 August 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin