Pluteus

These are usually found growing singly on rotten wood. The surface of the caps of some of the Pluteus species are covered in dense fibrils. They produce pink spores, but the gills can go blackish with age.

Pluteusconcentricus07

Pluteus concentricus

This Pluteus species is quite large, this specimen being 10cm in diam. It had conspicuous concentric 'wrinkles' on its cap.

Pluteusgills3

The gills have a conspicuous brown edge. This is caused by the large cells along the gill edge having brown pigment in them.

Pluteusch1

These large brown cells along the gill edge are known as cheilocystidia. They are filled with a brown pigment.

Pluteuspleurocys1

These thickwalled cells are found along the side of the gill and are known as pleurocystidia.

Note the 'hooks' that are on the the ends of the pleurocystidia.

Pluteusperrosus72a

Pluteus perroseus Horak

Found in the early autumn growing on rooting wood under Nothofagus.

Pluteusreadarium0943a

Pluteus readarium

Pluteussimilis54b

Pluteus similis

Pluteusvelutornatus1A

Pluteus velutinornatus

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