Pluteus Species Guide

The Pluteus genus of mushrooms a large genus of fungi with over 300 species. Characteristics of the Pluteus genus are:

– These fungi are wood-decomposing saprobes so they  grow on wood or wood remains.

– The spore powder is deep pink, soon giving a pink tint to the initially pale gills.

– The gills are free from the stipe. 

– Almost all lack a volva or ring

– Several species of this genus bruise blue and contain psilocybin.

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