Name: Pluteus salicinus (Pers.) P. Kumm.
Most Confident Observations:
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Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Pluteaceae

Genus: Pluteus

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Brief Description:

The combination of blue-green tinges on the basidiocarp, habitat on angiospermous wood, metuloids with distinct hooks at apex, clavate cheilocystidia and presence of clamp-connections define this species (Vellinga 1990). This taxon occurs in both Europe and North America. One of the American collections identified as P. salicinus represent a different species, described below as Pluteus saupei, which is placed in the analyses as the sister taxon to P. harrisii.

Cap: 2 — 5(8) cm in diameter, convex becoming broadly convex to plane, silver-gray to brownish-gray, often with blue or greenish tint in age, smooth, with tiny scales near the center, darker at the margin, slightly translucent-striate when moist, unlined cap margin, flesh white with a grayish tinge, thin to moderate. Cap skin fibrous.

Gills: Crowded, broad, free, at first white, becoming pink-flesh colored; ventricose. Edges discoloring or bruising grayish.

Stipe: 3 — 5(10) long, 0.2 — 0.6 cm thick, more or less equal or slightly swollen at the base, flesh white with grayish-green to bluish-green tones, especially near the base. Ring absent. Firm, full or stuffed.

Taste: Unpleasant, indefinite or somewhat raphanoid (like radish).

Odor: Unpleasant, indefinite or somewhat raphanoid.

Flesh: Insubstantial; pale.

Spores: pink, smooth, 7 — 8.5 × 5 – 6 µm. Spore print pink-flesh colored to brown-pink.

Microscopic features: Pleurocystidia fusiform with slightly thickened walls 50 — 70 × 11 — 18 µm; with 3 — 5 horn-like projections.

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