Pluteus atromarginatus

Scientific name:  Pluteus atromarginatus (Konrad)
Kuhner
Derivation of name:  Atr- means "black" and margin-
means "edge" or "border" (margin). Atromarginatus refers
to the dark gill edges of this species.
SynonymsPluteus cervinus subsp. atromarginatus
Konrad  
Common name(s):   Black-edged Pluteus.
Phylum:   Basidiomycota
Order:   Agaricales
Family:   Pluteaceae
Occurrence on wood substrate:  Saprobic; solitary to
scattered on decaying conifer wood; August through
October.  
Dimensions: Caps 3-10 cm wide; stipes 5-10 cm long and
5-15 mm thick.    
Cap:  Blackish-brown, streaked with flattened black fibers.
Gills: Free; white at first, then salmon when mature; edges
dark brown to black.
Spore print: Salmon-pink.
Stipe: Whitish, coated with small black fibers.
Veil: Absent.
Edibility: Edible.
Comments: This species may be confused with Pluteus
cervinus but P. cervinus is not as dark and lacks the dark
gill edges. 
 
More information at RogersMushrooms.com:   


Figure 1. The dark brown cap and white, immature gills of
Pluteus atromarginatus. Photo © Steve Nelsen.


Figure 2. Specimens on a collection table at a NEMF foray.
Note the dark fibers on the whitish background color of the
stipe. Photo © Gary Emberger.


Figure 3. Dark brown to black gill edges. Photo ©
George Barron.

 

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