Observation 140049: Pluteus salicinus group
When: 2013-07-14
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I know this photo of a rather old specimen which doesn’t even show the gills may not be all that helpful, but how does one differentiate among bluing Pluteus species?

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By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2013-07-20 09:24:15 CST (-0600)

FAN only has the preview of P. salicinus on google books.
however P. cyanopus can be found in the section celluloderma and both can be compared like Alan said.

Some things to think about

“Pluteus salicinus can be distinguished from the others by its fairly smooth cap and its unlined cap margin. Microscopic features and the fact that its gill edges discolor somewhat grayish also separate it from the other blue-stainers. The cap of Pluteus salicinus may have bluish tints in age, but the stem is a more reliable location to look for the staining reaction.”

In general, P. cyanopus will be more light to medium brown in the pileus while P. salicinus will be grey grey/blue/green. Thats pretty much all i know right now as I just started on bluing pluteus a day ago, just been trying to get good descriptions and papers on it.

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To differentiate between the bluing Pluteus species
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-07-15 22:02:44 CST (-0600)

Use the Flora Agaricina Neerlandica Pluteus volume, and the paper on Pluteus section Celluloderma.

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