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
midges were attacking me as I took this pic so there’s some camera-shake!
pale and ‘free’ (technical term for how they attach near but not on the stem; learning curve for me!) gills immediately after picking
overnight spore print and changed colour of the gills, plus the dark fibres on the stem
the reference to deer in the common name is because of the colour and ‘furriness’ of the cap
spore print of Deer Shield. The books I have describe it as pink. Hmm. I think I’d say pinkish-brown