Pluteus nanus (Dwerghertenzwam (BE) / Dwarf Shield (EN) / Flockigbereifter Dachpilz (DE) /Plutée nain (FR) ) is a fungus in the Plutaceae family. Recognizing a mushroom in the Pluteus genus is not very diffucult: spore prints are pink and gills are free from the stem. There is no volva, which separates them from Volvariella. They are almost all wood-rotting saprobes which seperates them from Entolomas as these do not typically grow on wood. For identification into species-level often requires a microscope to study the spores. Microscopic analysis was performed on this one by some members of the "COLLYBIA"-group that I accompany every tuesday in their search for mushrooms, plants and mosses.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 19/09/2010
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