Found deer mushroom in mixed evergreen forest next to fallen tan oak log in mixed evergreen forest on the west slope of ben lomond mountain in the cemex forest.
Cap: About 10 cm long, convex, smooth, radial fibrils, wrinkly top like cellulite, pale brown in color, soft, dull, and the margin is regular
Gills: Close, broad, soft, white to pink, free
Stipe: Central, 8 cm long & 1 cm thick, and white to light brown with a brown longitudinal fibrils. Sample is flexous.
This was found growing on decaying wood (species unknown). About 5.6cm high and 4cm wide across the cap. Cap surface colour is a dusty brown and the gills are a rosy pink.
Growing laterally out of a large moss-covered Acer macrophyllum log, on an open, south-facing slope above a stream. A small chunk of the cap was missing, but showed no other signs of foraging.
Waxy top with large fleshy gills that do not attach at the stem
Pluteus cervinus, also known as Pluteus atricapillus and commonly known as the deer shield or the Deer or fawn mushroom, 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 their own right. It...