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    • Deer Mushroom
    • Fawn Mushroom
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    • Pluteus cervinus

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Recent observations

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What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

February 20, 2015

Description

Brown cap with pale pink gills. Gills not attached to stipe. Found growing on a fallen hardwood branch floating in a pond.

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What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 18, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

February 11, 2015 01:23 PM PST

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Observer

joewan

Date

February 10, 2015 05:04 PM PST

Description

According to Mushrooms Demystified, pink spores and free gills are indicative of Pluteaceae. First photo shows mushrooms in habitat, with pine branches and woodchips visible. The specimen in front shows the free gills.
Second photo shows specimens of varying ages. Note the free gills in cross-section and conical young cap.

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Square

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

albala1

Date

January 31, 2015 10:34 AM PST

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Square

Date

January 7, 2015 02:16 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

zabbey

Date

December 23, 2014 07:26 AM PST

Description

Growing on dead wood, oak dead wood.

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Square

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

damontighe

Date

November 29, 2014 04:29 PM PST

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Square

Date

November 23, 2014 03:37 PM PST

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Observer

jmaughn

Date

November 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

damontighe

Date

October 10, 2014 04:23 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

brentano

Date

September 27, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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