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mushroom foraging guide Velvet Shield

Names

Common: Velvet Shield

Latin: Pluteus umbrosus

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Season

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Description

Cap: 3-9cm Initially convex later almost flat. Pale brown with covered with a network of darker ridges.

Gills: Free. Initially white, later pink. The gills are distinctively edged with small dark scales.

Stem: White covered in small brown scales.

Spores: Pink

Flesh: White, thin.

Habitat: On deciduous deadwood.

Frequency: Occasional