Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Pluteus petasatus

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 12 Aug 2019


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Pluteus petasatus - A hat 50 to 200 mm in diameter, young conical-bell-shaped, later convex, flat, with a blunt umbo or slightly concave; surface white, cream, light brown, slightly radially fibrillose, sometimes cracked; small, brownish scales in the middle; margin sharp, smooth.

Lamellae up to 15 mm wide, dense, free. When young, white, then pink, gray-pink. Blades brighter, smooth.

Stem 35 to 200 mm high, 5 to 25 mm thick. Cylindrical, stocky, full, fibrous, base thickened; surface is white, dirty white, slightly fibrous, with fiber bottom, darker, brownish.

Flesh not very thick, soft in the hat, compact in the stipe. In white. Sweet, mushroom flavor, slightly radish aroma.

Occurrence: In deciduous forests, parks, decaying deciduous wood, piles of sawdust, on the ground, on the remnants of bark. It grows in groups, in bundles, rarely singly, from May to September. Rare.

Value: Inedible mushroom  

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