Pluteus observed in the Mangemangeroa Reserve - Pluteus sp. ‘Yellow NZ'

The cap of this species can appear similar to Pluteus readiarum. In the Mangemangeroa Reserve this species can be distinguished in the field from Pluteus readiarum by the cream stipe and the gill lamellae which extend all the way to the cap margin. (The variety of Pluteus readiarum which is seen in the Mangemangeroa Reserve has a tan stipe along its entire length and the cap margin exceeds the gill lamellae). The dark squamules on the cap surface are more uniformly distributed over the surface of the cap whereas for Pluteus readiarum the dark squamules are typically arranged in a network pattern although this can be variable.

Description: The cap has yellow tones with brown squamules. The fruit bodies are convex, occasionally becoming flatter with age and typically grow 3-5 cm in diameter but have been observed growing up to 6.5 cm in diameter. The gills are yellow-pink and extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is cream to yellow and may have tan-brown squamules towards the base. Microscopically the cap cells are somewhat shorter and narrower than for P. readiarum and typically have a rounded apex. Pleurocystidia are variable but narrow bottle-shaped pleurocystidia are often seen.

Abundance: Commonly observed in the Mangemangeroa Reserve.

Acknowledgement: J.A. Cooper

Posted by codfish codfish, April 23, 2019 00:34

Observations

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Observer

codfish

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

A group of three medium to large sized Pluteus on fallen branch. Distinctive yellow coloration. Cap creamy-yellow covered in raised brown squamules, lined on margin but not really striate. Cap diameter is 4-4.5 cm x height 4 cm. Gills cream-yellow-pink, very slight brown edge but not visible in photograph. Stipe cream, yellow at bottom half, longitudinally ridged, tiny brown fibrils bottom half, 5 mm diameter. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

June 10, 2015

Description

Group of two medium to large sized Pluteus on fallen branch. Distinct yellow tones in cap, gills and stipe. Cap creamy-yellow covered in dark brown squamules. Cap 3-5 cm in diameter x 3.5-4 cm height. Gills creamy-yellow-pink, very slight brown edge but not visible in photograph. Stipe yellow-cream, longitudinally ridged, 3-5 mm diameter. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

November 29, 2015

Description

Two fruit bodies of a very attractive medium sized Pluteus with distinct yellow colouring, 2.5 and 3 cm in diameter and both 4 cm in height. The cap is yellow-cream with dark squamules and the gills are yellow-pink with a very slight darker edge and the gill lamellae extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is cream-yellow.
Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 24, 2016

Description

This medium sized Pluteus has dark coloured squamules overlying a cream-yellow cap. The gills are creamy with yellow tones and the gill lamellae extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is cream-yellow. These fruit bodies were around 3.5 cm in diameter and 3.5 cm in height. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 27, 2016

Description

These Pluteus fruit bodies have dark coloured squamules overlying a cream-yellow cap. The gills are creamy with yellow tones and the gill lamellae extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is white-cream, not especially bulbous at the base and 5-7 mm in diameter. These fruit bodies were the largest I have seen for this species, 3.5-6.5 cm in diameter and 4.5-8 cm in height. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

codfish

Date

November 27, 2016

Description

This medium sized Pluteus has dark coloured squamules overlying a cream-yellow cap. The gills are creamy with yellow tones and the gill lamellae extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is cream-yellow with tan granules around the base. This fruit bodies was 2.7 cm in diameter and 3 cm in height. On fallen rotting branch in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 20, 2018

Description

This Pluteus has dark coloured squamules overlying a yellowish cap. The gills are creamy with yellow tones and the gill lamellae extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is creamy. Cap size is 3.8 cm in diameter and 3.8 cm in height. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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