Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Pluteus leoninus

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 13 Aug 2019


Pluteus leoninus - Hat diameter 20 to 70 mm; slightly hygrophanous; when moist lemon, golden yellow, olive yellow, in the center and at the edge brownish, dry yellow-brown. Initially campanulate, later broadly conical, convex, even flat, sometimes with an umbo; surface smooth, slightly powdered. Margin slightly striate.

Lamellae initially white, then golden yellow, pink; dense, broad, free at the stipe.

Stem in its youth white, later yellowish, browning at the base; cylindrical, thickening and bent at the bottom; 40-90 mm high, up to 7 mm thick; longitudinally fibrous, glassy, ​​fragile, full when young, then hollow.

White flesh, yellowish under the skin of the cap; thin, fragile; faint, slightly radish smell, sweet taste.

Occurrence: In deciduous and mixed forests, on deciduous deciduous trees, especially on beech, less often on coniferous ones. Sometimes seemingly on the ground and in fact on the remnants of wood decaying in the soil. It usually grows singly from June to September. Uncommon.

Value: Inedible mushroom.

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