Pluteus salicinus    (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Willow Shield 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Pluteaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Pluteales/Pluteaceae  

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Pluteus salicinus
photo gallery of  Pluteus salicinus potential confusions with  Pluteus salicinus toxicity of Pluteus salicinus genus Pluteus  

The cap is grey tinted with blueish or greenish; its margin is striate if slightly damp. The cap surface is sometimes with olive-green upturned scales at the centre, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is whitish, tinted with blue or green, without ring.

The flesh is white to grey, unchanging; the odour is very weak; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then pink, free, crowded . The spore print is pink. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, on dead deciduous wood, on willow, alder, beech.

The fruiting period takes place from April to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 2 and 12 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : blueish to greenish shades, mostly on willow

Pluteus salicinus is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Pluteus salicinus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Pluteus salicinus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18