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mushroom foraging guide Deer Shield

Names

Common: Deer Shield, Fawn Shield Cap

Latin: Pluteus cervinus

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Larger specimens can have a slightly sharp flavour.

Season

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Description

Cap: 4-12cm Streaked brown. Deeply convex at first flattening with age.

Gills: Free, very crowded. Dirty-white becoming pink.

Stem: Dirty white with fine darker fibres.

Spores: Pink

Flesh: White

Habitat: On rotting wood.

Frequency: Very Common