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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Pluteus cervinus

Deer Shield

As the picture shows, this was growing on a rotting log lying on the ground in the wood.
One of the advantages of not clearing fallen wood is that it appears quite regularly.  
This however is the first one I have seen this year.

Although the gills appear white (as in the photo) they soon turn to a "salmony pink" colour, which is the same colour as the spores.

1 comment:

  1. Nice fresh youg specimen ---- can just see gills free from stipe.