Observation 8796: Pluteus cervinus (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.
When: 2001-06-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on well-degraded wood, possibly Red alder (Alnus rubra). Striae in stipe distinctive to this species, as is the growth on well-degraded wood. I have found it often growing on shiitake base-logs after the shiitake has stopped fruiting. Wood texture is typically very soft. It is possible to grab a handful of the log and pull it out with your bare hand. This is an edible and fairly good mushroom, although quite watery in my experience.

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Recognized by sight: Mushrooms Demystified
Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
VNR Color Distionary of Mushrooms
Mushrooms of Northwest North America

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