Observation 4051: Pluteus sect. Pluteus

When: 2007-08-15

Collection location: Burbank, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Saw this on the walk into work growing near a stump. Only realized afterwards that the cap seems a bit too viscid and smooth for P. petasatus.

Applied the name P. pellitus based on Darvin’s comment. Hopefully I’ll get to see it fruit again and have a chance to check the cheilocystidia.


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Recognized by sight: P. pellitus is a Eurasian species
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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Pluteus pellitus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-09-09 17:22:30 CEST (+0200)

Pluteus pellitus is described by Dr. Vellinga as “shiny white” and solitary. It has crowded cheilocystidia that are thick-walled with hooks at the apex. Vol.II of Flora Agaricina Neerlandica.