Observation 65134: Pluteus cervinus (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-04-03

Collection location: Millersylvania State Park, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Also commonly called the deer mushroom- fruiting abundantly in conifer and maple canopy.

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By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-04-04 15:39:26 MDT (-0600)

young vine maple saplings, although the entire canopy is old Douglas fir trees high above in that part of the park… Hard to tell. Next weekend I will collect and bring home a specimen for analysis of the hyphae and possible septa clamps under my microscope. Pluteus are new to me so this will be fun information to discover :)

Did you happen to note the substrate?
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2011-04-04 12:00:58 MDT (-0600)

… it has fine innate radial streaks in the cap surface and some noticeable black fibrils on the stem, so it’s not impossible that it’s P. pouzarianus and not P. cervinus. The former looks very much like P. cervinus (maybe just a bit darker had more “hairy-legged”, but the visual difference is, well, not striking).

The main difference is the choice of substrate (hardwood for P. cervinus, coniferous for P. pouzarianus). P. pouzarianus also has numerous clamps on the septa of its hyphae but that’s not really useful for identification in the field :)

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