Pluteus observed in the Mangemangeroa Reserve and Hunua Ranges - Pluteus velutinornatus

Pluteus velutinornatus

Horak describes this species with distinctive olive-green to blueish colours and with pleurocystidia with distinctive short finger-like projections. (After Greta Stevenson first described this species under Pluteus velutinornatus and Pluteus veronicae with the same bluish colours and distinctive pleurocystidia).

The cap of this species can be variable. The most common presentation in the Mangemangeroa Reserve is of brown ‘wet’ fruit bodies with bumps on the cap surface and a scurfy centre. Occasionally fruit bodies are seen which are lighter and more grey in colour and with a more fibrous appearance. The stipe and gills of both of these variations are similar. It may be that the amount of rainfall at the time of fruiting affects the appearance of the mature cap. The juvenile fruit bodies are a dark grey-brown colour.

Description: The fruit bodies of this species are either dark brown or lighter grey-brown in colour with the appearance of appressed fibrils radiating out from the centre of the cap and with or without bumps on the cap surface and a scurfy centre. They are typically 5-6 cm in diameter but can grow up to 9.5 cm in diameter. The gills are beige to light tan becoming more beige-pink with age and have a darker edge. The stipe is grey-brown and fibrous with a bulbous base and green coloration visible especially towards the base.

Abundance: Commonly observed in the Mangemangeroa Reserve.

The population of Pluteus velutinornatus that I have observed in the Hunua Ranges has smaller fruit bodies which are lighter in colour than those seen in the Mangemangeroa Reserve but still with the distinctive green coloration.

Acknowledgement: J.A. Cooper

Posted by codfish codfish, April 22, 2019 23:37

Observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

codfish

Date

May 14, 2016

Description

Large dark grey-brown Pluteus with beige-tan gills with a brown edge which become more beige-pink with age. The cap has the appearance of appressed fibres radiating out from the centre and raised into scales in the centre with bumps on the cap surface. The cap is 40-80 cm in diameter with juvenile fruit bodies smaller. The stipe is grey and fibrous.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

codfish

Date

November 20, 2016

Description

Large dark brown Pluteus with beige-light tan gills with a brown edge which become more beige-pink with age. The cap has the appearance of appressed fibres radiating out from the centre with bumps on the cap surface. The cap is 6.5 cm in diameter and 6.5 cm in height. The stipe is grey and fibrous with green coloration visible especially towards the base. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

codfish

Date

November 27, 2016

Description

A grouping of spring fruiting Pluteus velutinornatus. This large dark brown Pluteus has beige-cream gills with a brown edge which become more beige-pink with age. The cap has the appearance of appressed fibres radiating out from the centre with bumps on the cap surface. These caps were up to 8.5 cm in diameter and 9 cm in height. The stipe is grey and fibrous with green coloration visible especially towards the base. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

codfish

Date

January 4, 2017

Description

A grouping of summer fruiting Pluteus velutinornatus following rain. This large dark brown Pluteus has beige-cream gills with a brown edge which become more beige-pink with age. The cap has the appearance of appressed fibres radiating out from the centre with bumps on the cap surface. Note the younger fruit body behind is darker in appearance. The stipe is grey and fibrous with green coloration visible especially towards the base. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

codfish

Date

February 24, 2018 04:53 PM NZDT

Description

These cap of these fruit bodies is brown with raised fibres. The gills are cream-pink with a fine dark edge which is visible when the gills are cream but but as the gills darken could easily be overlooked. The stipe is creamy and lightly fibrous with distinct blue-green colouration especially towards the base. Cap size up to 4.5 cm in diameter and 3.5 cm in height. Regenerating native bush with teatree as the dominant canopy species.

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