Observation 11284: Pluteus granularis Peck

When: 2008-09-18

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These were growing from a damp rotting log in an otherwise bone-dry area.

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29% (1)
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18% (2)
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Used references: MDM.
62% (3)
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91% (2)
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The Smithsonian Handbook of Mushrooms has a good image of Pluteus umbrosus
By: kate (kate)
2009-10-07 19:10:44 CDT (-0500)

Page 172 has a very good image of Pluteus umborsus. Your first image looks very close to the cap image in this handbook. It notes velvety dark brown cap and stem surfaces and dark gill edges making it easy to identfy. Of course other comments noting its occurance and temperate zones. Perhaps you may want to check that reference out regarding this mushroom. One other note was that it(Pluteus umbrosus) has an acid odor. The first image is striking! Kate

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-07 01:24:09 CDT (-0500)

Crazy texture, and very lovely first photo.