What You Should Know
Pluteus pellitus is a species of fungus belonging to the family Pluteaceae. This is a European species and does not occur in North America. Cap characteristics separate this species from Pluteus petasatus, two species that grow in similar habitats. The cap is mostly white, smooth, silky, and slightly visid. It has a cosmopolitan distribution.
Pluteus pellitus Mushroom Identification
4-8 cm in diameter, from bell-shaped in young mushrooms to convex-outstretched; in the center, as a rule, a noticeable dry tubercle remains. The color is off-white, yellowish in mature specimens; the central tubercle can be decorated with small, not very noticeable scales of beige or brown color. The flesh of the cap is white, thin, without a special smell or with a very weak smell of radish.
The plates are frequent, wide enough, free, white in young mushrooms, then, as the spores mature, acquire a pink color.
About 5-9 cm in height, 0.5-1 cm in thickness, cylindrical, even except for a distinct tuberous thickening at the base, often curved by growing conditions. The color of the stem is white-grayish, the surface is covered with longitudinal gray scales, although not as densely as in the deer's spit, Pluteus cervinus. The flesh of the leg is white, fibrous, brittle.
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