Pluteus thomsonii

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Pluteus thomsonii

3 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, brown, covered with pale coarse wrinkles, margin lined, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Broad, crowded, free, white then pink

Stem

Equal, slender, silky fibrous, whitish or pale grey

Flesh

Whitish-grey

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare, though more frequent in Southern England

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood, favouring beech and ash

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with P. phlebophorus