No Common Name Pluteus petasatus (Fr.) Gillet 1876  Synonyms: Pluteus patricius.

Description:

Cap: White with some brown scales concentrated in center; dry; convex to broadly convex; white flesh. Gills: White, becoming pink with age; close. Stalk: White, discoloring below, sometimes with brownish fibers; base sometimes enlarged (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary or groups on decaying hardwoods, wood chips, and buried wood.

There are 6 records in the project database.

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Pluteus petasatus (young fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Pluteus petasatus (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2017). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

Pluteus petasatus (young gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Mature cap of a Pluteus petasatus in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Pluteus petasatus (gills of mature fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Pluteus petasatus spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Pluteus petasatus spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/24/2017). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Pluteus petasatus colected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2016). Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline; measured 5.6-6.9 X 3.9-4.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Pluteus petasatus (cystidia, showing thick wall on right) of specimen collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2016). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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