Observation 68254: Pluteus americanus (P. Banerjee & Sundb.) Justo, E.F. Malysheva & Minnis

When: 2011-05-28

Collection location: Liars Ridge Trail, Athens Conservancy, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Is that bluing on the base of the stipe?
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Used references: Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Holarctic species of Pluteus section Pluteus (Agaricales: Pluteaceae), with description of twelve new species

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Cool find!
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-05-28 20:19:34 PDT (-0700)

I’ve found bluing Plutei larger…but not by much. I’ve never seen a bluing Pluteus with a yellowish stem before.

Bluing indeed!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-28 20:15:49 PDT (-0700)

and it smelled hallucinogenic too!

This is the largest haluginogenic Pluteus I’ve yet encountered. Compare to here:


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