Pluteus petasatus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Pluteus petasatus (Fr.) Guillet. (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 5–14cm across, convex; white or light greyish-beige, with broken scales in the centre. Stem 100–200×10–20mm; white, sometimes marking a little brownish from the base. Flesh white; firm; taste and smell slight, of elder flowers. Gills free, crowded; white for a long time, then pink. Spores 6–10×4–6¼. Spore print pink. Habitat on rotting wood, stumps, and sawdust; summer to autumn. Rare. Edible but poor.