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When: 2009-02-18

Collection location: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

This was growing on a standing snag which could have been an old eucalyptus. The spores were salmon pink and about 6.0 X 4.0 microns, elliptical/egg-shaped. It was basically white all over and the cap was 5.2 cm across. Some micro photos of the surface of the pileipellis and gill edge are included.
Pluteus pellitus is a white pluteus and outside of the spore size, I couldn’t find much information on it.


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Recognized by sight: P. pellitus is a Eurasian species, spore size, white cap
Used references: Justo, A., Malysheva, E., Bulyonkova, T., Vellinga, E. C., Cobian, G., Nguyen, N., … & Hibbett, D. S. (2014). Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Holarctic species of Pluteus section Pluteus (Agaricales: Pluteaceae), with description of twelve new species. Phytotaxa, 180(1), 1-85.

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