Observation 291061: Pluteus Fr.

When: 2017-09-16

Collection location: Franklin Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cody Morgan (Cody)

Specimen available


Edits: I found this in a grassy area surrounding a fire pit and it appeared to be growing terrestrially but I didnt poke around to much under the grass. There is wood debris scattered around from firewood and theres buried debris around aswell, I found a pluteus cervinus that appeared to be growing terrestrially about 20 yards away on the opposite side of the area.
I dug it out and checked the gill attachment and it looks the same as all the other pluteus ive seen so far with free gills and an empty area surrounding the apex of the stem. Im not sure if there are any entoloma with this type of attachment but it makes me think this is more likely to be a pluteus.


Proposed Names

-61% (2)
Recognized by sight
67% (4)
Recognized by sight: Gill attachment
8% (4)
Recognized by sight: Alittle wrinkled in the center of the cap, maybe faintly striate towards the margin, staining on the base of the stem,
-46% (2)
Recognized by sight: Already reported from virginia, dried gills with a gray looking edge,looks the same as observation 54521
-10% (5)
Recognized by sight: Seems to fit the description on mycobank
Used references: http://www.mycobank.org/...

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Sect. Celluloderma
By: Cody Morgan (Cody)
2017-10-13 00:36:05 SAST (+0200)

Should I propose this name until further details are available? Until then can you think of any similar sp. I could look into?

Thanks agin.

By: else
2017-10-12 23:41:34 SAST (+0200)

yes – that was what i meant but worded as a ‘hymeniderm’ – sorry for the confusion!


Im not sure
By: Cody Morgan (Cody)
2017-10-12 22:10:20 SAST (+0200)

The cap seems to have raised wrinkles or veins that are black/very dark brown, definetly no spikey fibers or scales (as far as i could tell). Maybe sect. Celluloderma? I apologize for my ignorance, im an amateur at best and know little about pluteus sp. other than what ive looked into recently.
I plan to get this collection sequenced as soon as I can, hopefully that will help. Thank you for your input else, its very much appreciated.

which section is this species in?
By: else
2017-10-12 19:52:53 SAST (+0200)

from the photos of the pileus, it looks most likely that this is a species in the section of species with a hymeniderm as pileipellis, so that immediately rules out species like P. americanus and P. saupei. These species are in section Pluteus with a cutis and the thick-walled pleurocystidia with the horns at the top.