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Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus)

#boggybrae #fungus 48

At the same time yesterday evening that I found the Yellow Swamp Brittlegill fungus, I also found, not far away, this Deer Shield or Fawn Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus). Apparently both it and  the Yellow Swamp Brittlegill are edible.

Deer Shield mushroom in situ on a dead deciduous branch under a cypress tree

Deer Shield mushroom in situ on a dead deciduous branch under a cypress tree

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midges were attacking me as I took this pic so there’s some camera-shake!

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pale and ‘free’ (technical term for how they attach near but not on the stem; learning curve for me!) gills immediately after picking

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overnight spore print and changed colour of the gills, plus the dark fibres on the stem

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the reference to deer in the common name is because of the colour and ‘furriness’ of the cap

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spore print of Deer Shield. The books I have describe it as pink. Hmm. I think I’d say pinkish-brown

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