Pluteus admirabilis
Pluteus admirabilis
Pluteus admirabilis
   Pluteus admirabilis
See Pluteus admirabilis at
Fungi Growing on Wood

See also Fungi of Iowa
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.
Pluteus admirabilis cystidia
Typical cystidia (microscopic cells on
gill surface) of
Pluteus admirabilis.
Pluteus admirabilis pileipellis