Yellow-stalk Pluteus Pluteus romellii (Britzelm.) P. A. Saccardo  Synonyms: Pluteus lutescens.


Found scattered on decaying hardwood or woody debris.


Cap: Brown, initially convex, becoming flat and finally upturned, often with umbo; center may be wrinkled; greasy; margin may be striate; flesh layer thin. Gills: Pale yellowish to pink; close. Stalk: Yellow at base becoming paler near cap. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

Search Google Images

Yellow-stalk Pluteus (cap, gills, stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Yellow-stalk Pluteus in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2014). Note split fruiting body showing thin flesh layer and yellow stalk. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Yellow-stalk Pluteus specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2014). Nearly round, smooth; measured 5.6-7.0 X 4.9-5.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography

Eating mushrooms can be dangerous. One should do so only with expert advice and great care. MBP accepts no liability for injury sustained in consuming fungi or other biodiversity.