Observation 31678: Pluteus Fr.

When: 1989-09-15

Collection location: Meager Mountain, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:48 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Meager Mountain British Columbia’ to ‘Meager Mountain, British Columbia, Canada’



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Voucher specimen at UBC
By: Paul Kroeger (kroeger)
2016-06-02 13:39:05 CDT (-0400)

This collection is deposited as Pluteus salicinus UBC F13278, PK1421. September 14 1989. “caespitose on rotting wood, probably deciduous in hotspring marsh with Alnus & Populus, some Salix”.

Looks like it
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-01-03 23:02:27 CST (-0500)

was on woody debris but this is a very old picture…

on ground?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-01-03 17:43:15 CST (-0500)

or on wood?

seems a bit too gracile for Entoloma bloxamii.

gill attachment is ambiguous.

spores are definitely pink, tho…

it resembles this example of Pluteus salicinus found by Alan:


When I zoom in on the photo
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-01-03 17:29:57 CST (-0500)

which shows the gills, it looks like there is attachment by a shallow notch. This is seen on the left side of the photo. In the upper part it appears that a shadow may have covered the gill attachment. Without zoom, gills appear to be free. Overall, the collection appears to match Matt’s E. bloxamii = E. madidum idea.

Gill attachment
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-01-03 14:13:20 CST (-0500)

Both Paul and I agreed it was a Pluteus but without the collection….
Thanks for the input.

gills free or not?
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2012-01-03 12:04:13 CST (-0500)

mmmm, after Matt proposing Entoloma I checked again the photo but it’s hard to tell if the gills are free or attached. If they are attached Entoloma is a good guess.

No spore observation, no herbarium specimen,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-03 11:58:40 CST (-0500)

I guess we will never know unless someone will re-find it at this location….

something in the P. ephebeus complex?
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2012-01-03 11:58:21 CST (-0500)

The colors of the pileus and the way the pileipellis splits showing the context reminds me of the taxa in the Pluteus ephebeus species complex.

Looks like it could be Entoloma bloxami…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2012-01-03 11:56:28 CST (-0500)

I found this one in Novemeber of 2010 —> http://mushroomobserver.org/obs/57993?q=Ai7L

British Columbia Pluteus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-01-03 11:19:14 CST (-0500)

This was identified as Pluteus salicinus by Paul Kroeger. It does not look anything like what is called that in Eastern North America. Anyone have an opinion on this one?

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