The Pluteus cervinus From the Reishi Stump

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This stump consistently grows Pluteus (Deer Mushrooms) and Ganoderma (Reishi) every year in alternating waves. The first to sprout this year was a really sorry looking Pluteus. Where this patch usually gives a nice salmon-pink sporeprint, this scraggly guy is a nice reddish-brown. Both colors are well within P. cervinus limits, and a peek at the spores under a microscope confirms they’re a match.

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