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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Pluteaceae: Pluteus cervinus (Schaeff.) P. Kumm., 1871

Pluteus cervinus – Deer shield

Synonyms: Agaricus atricapillus, Agaricus cervinus, Agaricus curtisii, Agaricus pluteus, Agaricus umbrosus, Hyporrhodius cervinus, Pluteus atricapillus, Pluteus bullii, Pluteus curtisii, Pluteus eximius, Pluteus umbrosus, Rhodosporus cervinus.

Common name: deer shield.

Russian name: Pliutey oleniy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pluteus cervinus, also known as Pluteus atricapillus and commonly known as the deer shield or the deer or fawn mushroom, is a mushroom that belongs to the large genus Pluteus. It is found on rotten logs, roots and tree stumps and is widely distributed. It can also grow on sawdust and other wood waste. Being very variable in appearance, it has been divided into several varieties or subspecies, some of which are sometimes considered species in their own right. It is edible, but not often collected for the table.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Deer mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-28.htm">September 28, 2016</A>
LinkDeer mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 28, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение


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