Observation 52585: Pluteus cervinus (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.
When: 2010-09-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: September 1, 2010 Found a cluster of about 8 specimens in the same location as I have found a previous year.
In a small trench that was used for raspberries and contained some sawdust or small partially decomposed wood chips (most likely Aspen wood chips).

Size: Cap 5-8 cm wide 10-0.5 mm thick.
Dark brown, uneven or wrinkled cap surface and cuticle, not viscid, shiny when dry, dome shaped/convex expanding with age yet margin still downward curved, remaining convex or with a small flat or concave depression above stalk apex, on cap.
Flesh in cap some what thick or solid.

Gills 0.5 mm thick 1.5 cm deep.
Dull white at first becoming light pink tinged (dull pink), remaining white for some time, medium to distant at stalk apex, close at margin of cap, many intermediates beginning at the margin and extending 20-25% of the way to stalk apex, gills free from stalk.

Odor mild but distinctly radish like.

Stalk/Stipe 5-10 cm Long either larger at or just above base and some what tapered, 1-2.5 cm thick.
Not viscid, white, covered with dark brown fibrils, slender even or swollen lumpy and very uneven,
interior (flesh of stalk) fibrous and not as solid as cap flesh, if swollen and lumpy then with empty longitudinal cavities, flesh more solid in stipe base.

Microscopic characteristics:
Cystidia on lamellae faces with one to three horns, spores round or nearly round,

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Recognized by sight: Three horned Cystidia

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By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-12-08 13:41:01 PST (-0800)

What about the one horned Cystidia?
They almost look like the Cystidia of Plutues magnus
is it a cross between two species or a different species altogether?

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