Pluteus atromarginatus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Pluteus atromarginatus (Singer) Kühner (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 3–10cm across, convex to flattened; blackish-brown with darker streaks and fibrils; smooth to slightly squamulose at the centre. Stem 50–100×5–10mm; white, with dark brown fibres on surface. Flesh white; taste and smell pleasant. Gills broad, crowded; pallid, becoming pink-salmon with dark brown edges. Spores 6.5–8×4.5–5¼, ellipsoid, smooth. Spore print brownish-pink. Pleurocystidia present, with horns at the apices. Habitat on fallen conifer logs; summer to winter. Rare. Said to be edible.