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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

fluffberger

Date

July 4, 2014

Description

Medium mushroom with a silky, brown cap that grows on wood. The white gills are not attached to the stem, and become pink to dusty pink as they mushroom matures. There is no ring on the stem.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

susanhopkins

Date

June 29, 2014

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Square

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

metsa

Date

April 19, 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Description

Inside tree stump, looking down onto the top

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

tomv

Date

April 19, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Description

Alan Rockefeller ID'ed this on metsa's observation, so I'm going with that :-)

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

April 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

April 5, 2014 08:34 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Date

March 31, 2014 01:29 PM PDT

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What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 8, 2014 01:51 PM PST

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What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 2, 2014 01:31 PM MST

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Square

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

March 4, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Deer Mushroom Pluteus cervinus

Observer

lg_price

Date

December 5, 2013 02:04 PM CST

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Observer

lg_price

Date

October 20, 2013 02:39 PM CDT

Description

Stem of specimen is a simple stalk. The specimen grew out of a birch limb. There was no latex or obvious bruising from picking. The stalk was brittle, breaking and leaving the base attached to the limb. The smell was mild. The stem was not hollow. The skin on the top of the cap easily peeled off from edge to middle.
I am taking a spore print.
Spore Print was a pinkish beige

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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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