Pluteus umbrosus

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Pluteus umbrosus

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, scaly, with a velvety texture, with an irregular network pattern especially at the centre, brown, dark brown, or ochre brown, to about 9 cm across

Gills

Broad, crowded, free, white than pink, edges brown

Stem

Equal or broader at the base, scaly, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

Faint

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood, favouring beech and elm

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, smooth (6-7) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Additional Photographs

Pluteus umbrosus

23 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus umbrosus

11 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus umbrosus

11 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus umbrosus

11 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pluteus umbrosus

October 1997 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin