Pluteus podospileus

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Pluteus podospileus

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, velvety, margin lined, dark brown, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Broad, crowded, free, white then pink

Stem

+/- equal, broader at the base, whitish, covered with brown scales toward the base

Flesh

Thin, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On rotten wood from deciduous trees favouring beech and ash

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (4-6) x (3.5-5) µm2. Pileipellis cells pyriform, fusiform or lageniform. Pleurocystidia clavate to fusiform.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This species requires microscopy for identification.

Additional Photographs

Pluteus podospileus

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus podospileus

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus podospileus

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus podospileus

Gill cystidia viewed with a x40 objective. 23 October 2014 Hampshire. . Photograph copyright

Pluteus podospileus

Pileipellis (cap surface) cells viewed with a x40 objective. 23 October 2014 Hampshire. . Photograph copyright

Pluteus podospileus

12 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus podospileus

12 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus podospileus

Pileipellis (cap surface) cells viewed with a x40 objective. 12 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus podospileus

Spores viewed with a x100 oil immersion objective. 12 July 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin