Pluteus cervinus - Deer or Fawn Mushroom
Basidiomycota - gilled mushroom
Cap: 4.5 - 10cm, convex then broadluy convex till finally nearly flat; with or without broad central bump (umbo); tacky when fresh , but soon dry; bald or finely scaly/fibrillose over centre; often radially streaked; dark to pale brwon in colour often with hints of olive or grey, with brown to brownish centre. Margin sometimes lined in older specimens.
Gills: free from stem, close or crowded; white at first becoming pink and eventually deep flesh colour.
Stem: 5-13cm long by 5-15mm thick; more or less equal or with enlarged base, dry; balt or finely fibrillose with brown fibrils; whitish, dicolouring brownish near base. Basal mycelium white.
Flesh: soft, white, unchanging when sliced.
Spore Print: brownish pink.
Reference: Mushroom Expert.Com by Michael Kuo
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