Wednesday 10 April 2024

Yellow Deer Mushroom

Yellow Deer Mushroom (Pluteus chrysophlebius, 金褐光柄菇).

A beautiful cluster of young iridescent fungi growing on a pile of rotting wood left by the Xiang River. The older mushrooms become yellow-brown and the gills age from white to pallid yellow to pinkish brown. They have no veil, a yellow stipe and the tallest two reached 5 cm in height with caps 2 to 3.5 cm wide. They smell faintly of bleach and the spore print is brownish pink.

Yellow Deer Mushroom by the Xiang River