Pluteus?

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Pluteus?

Post by jimmymac2 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:38 pm

This morning this fungus was found growing out of a Birch log in Graeme Hendrey Wood in Surrey. My first thought was a Pluteus but then I realised the gills were not pink-tinged from spores despite the fruiting bodies looking quite mature. However when producing a spore print it was obvious that the spores were indeed pink so I'm sticking with my original thought. But I am not sure which Pluteus species it could be. If anyone could help then that would be much appreciated! :D

James
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Re: Pluteus?

Post by mollisia » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:11 pm

Hello,

it is a Pluteus from the cervinus-group.

If you do a preparation of the gill, you will se the typical three-hooked cystidia, which only some Pluteus species do have!

best regards,
Andreas

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