| Pluteus chrysophlebius
|These dainty little yellow "Pluts" were growing from decaying wood that
was hidden beneath the leaf litter. The caps of Pluteus chrysophlebius
are very small; up to 3cm, those shown here are about 2cm wide (less
than an inch). Another yellow capped Pluteus, P. leoninus, is much larger
overall and the cap is smooth and velvety; it also has a white stem, not
yellow as in P. chrysophlebius.
|See Pluteus chrysophlebius
at Fungi Growing on Wood
|As with all species of Pluteus, Pluteus chrysophlebius 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 chrysophlebius.
|Typical cystidia (microscopic
cells on gill surface) .