Name: Pluteus salicinus
Author: (Pers.) P. Kumm.
Citation: Führ. Pilzk. (Zwickau): 99 (1871)
Deprecated Synonyms: Pluteus salicinus var. achloes Singer, Agaricus salicinus Pers., Pluteus salicinus var. beryllus Sacc., Rhodosporus salicinus (Pers.) J. Schröt., Pluteus salicinus (Pers.) P. Kumm. var. salicinus, Pluteus petasatus sensu Ricken, Agaricus salicinus Pers. var. salicinus, Agaricus salicinus var. beryllus Pers., Pluteus salicinus var. beryllus (Pers.) P. Karst., Agaricus salicinus var. glaucus Pers., Pluteus salicinus var. floccosus P. Karst., Pluteus salicinus var. obscurior Pilát
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. – https://www2.clarku.edu/...
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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