Veined Shield

Pluteus thomsonii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Veined Shield Pluteus thomsonii (Berk. & Broome) Dennis (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex at first then flat; grey-brown, with prominent raised veins that are lighter in colour. Stem 20–40Γ—2–4mm; a very pallid grey. Flesh firm; greyish-white; taste and smell slight. Gills free; creamy, pink when spores mature. Spores 6.5–8.5Γ—5–6.5ΒΌ. Spore print pink. Habitat on or near stumps of broad-leaved trees; summer to autumn. Occasional. Not edible avoid.

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