Species: Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus)

Family: Gilled Mushrooms (PLUTEACEAE)

Category: Fungi

Location: One Sighting

A. Fungi

More extensive information on fungi can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Gilled Mushrooms (PLUTEACEAE)

This is a family of salmon-pink, spored mushrooms, with free gills. They generally grow on rotten wood, and include the shield fungi.

C. Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus)

The bell-shaped cap is sepia to dark umber with radiating streaks. The gills are white turning pink. The species is found on rotting stumps and trunks.


Deer Shield

The species, Deer Shield, is found on rotting stumps and trunks.