| Pluteus admirabilis
|These dainty little yellow "Pluts" were growing from decaying wood that
was hidden beneath the leaf litter. The caps of Pluteus admirabilis are very
small; up to 3cm, those shown here are about 2cm wide (less than an
inch). Another yellow capped Pluteus, P. flavofuligineus, is much larger
overall and the cap is smooth and velvety; it also has a white stem, not
yellow as in P. admirabilis.
|As with all species of Pluteus, Pluteus admirabilis
grows from wood, has gills that are not attached to
the stalk (free), and produces a pink spore print.
|Pileipellis (microscopic cells on outer
cap surface) of Pluteus admirabilis.
|Typical cystidia (microscopic cells on
gill surface) of Pluteus admirabilis.