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Pluteus cervinus P. Kumm. (Deer Shield, Fawn Pluteus)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Henrici, A., 2004 (Variants with most cystidia lacking hooks, the similar P. pouzarianus and P. atromarginatus - both on conifer wood.) Notes and Records (Jan 2004)
Henrici, A., 2004 (Large form sometimes called P. "bullii") Notes and Records (July 2004)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 general literature references to Pluteus cervinus (Deer Shield, Fawn Pluteus)

Pluteus cervinus may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a family of toadstools)
(shield toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 feeding and other relationships of Pluteus cervinus (Deer Shield, Fawn Pluteus)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A brown-capped toadstool that grows on fallen wood and sawdust, especially of frondose origin. This very common and widespread species, the commonest of the genus, can be found at any time of year if conditions are damp and frost-free.
Diagnostic features One of the small group of species with hooked cystidia. Further recognised by the grey cap and concolourous gill edge.

Distinguished from P. pouzarianus by the absence of clamp connections in the cap cuticle.
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