Pluteus plautus

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Pluteus plautus

11 September 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, surface granular, felty then smooth, sometimes with veins at the centre, margin lined, hazel brown, fawn or buff, paler when dry, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, broad, white then pale pink

Stem

Fibrous, sparsely scaly, base slightly expanded, whitish

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Faint, slightly unpleasant, like Lepiota cristata

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On rotten wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal to subspherical, smooth (7-8) x (6-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia flask shaped, spindle shaped, club shaped or cylindrical. Gill face cystidia flask shaped. Stem cystidia cylindrical.

Edibility

Unknown toxicity

Additional Photographs

Pluteus plautus

11 September 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus plautus

11 September 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin