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Pluteus Cervinus

Pluteus cervinus

Fawn-coloured Pluteus

Cap or Pileus - Light brown or fawn coloured, streaked with lines of darker brown. Surface dry and shining. Skin thin and papery. 3 1/2 inches broad.

Gills or Lamellae - Almost white when young, flesh colour when mature. Broad, unequal in length, free from the stem.

Stem or Stipe - Creamy white, streaked with pale brown. Brittle, pithy in the centre when mature. 3-6 inches long.

Spores - Pink, with suggestions of yellow; salmon colour.

Flesh - White, tasteless.

Time - Early in the season, May.

Habitat - Mixed woods, on and around old stumps. New Jersey.