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Pluteus petasatus

Common Name: White-Gilled Pluteus

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Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Pink

Gill Color: White, eventually pink

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When looking at the gill color of this mushroom, you may not immediately place it into Pluteus because it has white gills. (Most Pluteus have pink gills). The gills will eventually turn pink with age, but stay white for a much longer period than most other species in the genus. With a spore print you should be able to find the pink spores and get to the right place.

This mushroom has free gills and grows from wood. A look at the gills under a microscope would show horned cystidia (sterile cells) similar to the Deer Mushroom - Pluteus cervinus.

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Pluteus petasatus

9/13/11 - Griffy Woods - Bloomington, IN 

Pluteus petasatus

Pluteus petasatus

Pluteus petasatus

8/25/12 - Racoon Lake SRA - Rockville, IN

Pluteus petasatus

7/7/12 - Winslow Woods - Bloomington, IN