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Pluteus cervinus

Deer/Fawn Mushroom

Pluteus cervinus - Deer or Fawn Mushroom

Family Pluteaceae

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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Pluteus cervinus (Deer/Fawn Mushroom) at Coomee Nulunga Cultural Walking Track - 1 Jun 2020 by CBrandis
Pluteus cervinus (Deer/Fawn Mushroom) at Coomee Nulunga Cultural Walking Track - 1 Jun 2020 by CBrandis

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Species information

  • Pluteus cervinus Scientific name
  • Deer/Fawn Mushroom Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

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