Pluteaceae Gallery

Pluteus and Volvariella species

The genus Pluteus, commonly referred to as the shield fungi, contains mainly woodland fungi that grow on rotten wood. The Deer Shield, Pluteus cervinus, is the most abundant species and occurs in most woodland locations.

The genus Volvariella is represented in the UK by just a dozen species only one of which, Volvariella gloiocephala, can be considered as anything like common.

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