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Observation 242269: Pluteus sect. Pluteus

When: 2016-06-20

Collection location: Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Disconnecthedots

No specimen available

Pluteus, possibly. Slight bruising on stems near the base. Cap has a shiny blue hue. Gills are dark pink to salmon.

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Significant bruising and discoloration occurring rapidly.

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By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-06-20 19:47:05 CDT (-0400)

Is plain as day. What isn’t obvious is the pilepellis type. Like Walt said, there are other options in this group.

Blue bruising?
By: Ryan Patrick (donjonson420)
2016-06-20 19:35:04 CDT (-0400)


thanks Sarah!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-06-20 17:55:58 CDT (-0400)

got it!

This article?
By: Sarah Prentice
2016-06-20 17:47:55 CDT (-0400)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-06-20 17:43:12 CDT (-0400)

I don’t even think that we have cervinus here in NA, altho I may be misquoting Else on that. Again. :)

It’s getting so’s we can hardly have confidence on just about any specific ID. Esp. just a photo ID.

And yet, we soldier on.

Does anyone have a copy of the original P. americanus publication that could send it to me privately? I do not subscribe to that Journal. I am still curious about how it is differentiated, and really whether it can be differentiated by macro alone.

The variability
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2016-06-20 16:24:33 CDT (-0400)

of species labelled this on MO no doubt includes several species.

Hi, Debbie.
By: Disconnecthedots
2016-06-20 16:09:53 CDT (-0400)

I’ve just very recently began searching for P. americanus, so I can’t say I’m too well-versed. That said, I’ve found both P. cervinus and P. americanus lately and I’m beginning to see distinguishable differences. Dead give away is bruising, which has been present more often than not. Given the size and apparent prevalence of P. americanus in my area, I’m surprised it’s not as sought after.

could you describe this species here?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-06-20 12:40:30 CDT (-0400)

I am unfamiliar with it.

Was this one of the cryptic species hiding under that P. cervinus catch-all banner?