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synonyms: Feketepelyhes csengettyûgomba, Plutée obsur, Samtiger Dachpilz, Velvet Shield
Pluteus umbrosus GK Mushroom
Ref No: 8777
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Pluteus umbrosus Mushroom
Ref No: 8780
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Pluteus umbrosus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8781
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
spore colour: Pink
habitat: Grows on wood

Pluteus umbrosus (Pers. ex Fr.) Kummer Samtiger Dachpilz Plutée obsur Velvet Shield Feketepelyhes csengettyûgomba. Cap 3–9cm across, convex, sepia covered in minute date brown velvety scales, more densely on the irregular ridges and near the centre. Stem 30–90 x 4–12mm, white covered in minute brown velvety scales. Flesh white. Gills whitish then pink with a conspicuous dark brown edge. Pleurocystidia thin walled, hyaline, bottle-shaped. Spore print pink. Spores subglobose, 6–7 x 4–5um. Cap cuticle filamentous; the scales formed of slightly fusiform or elongated clavate elements. Habitat on rotting deciduous wood. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe. The picture on the white background was taken by Geoffrey Kibby.

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