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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Pluteaceae: Pluteus cervinus (Schaeff.) P.Kumm.

Pluteus cervinus – deer shield

Synonyms: Agaricus atricapillus, Agaricus cervinus, Agaricus curtisii, Agaricus pluteus, Agaricus rigens, Hyporrhodius cervinus, Pluteus atricapillus, Pluteus bullii, Pluteus curtisii, Pluteus curtsii, Pluteus eximius, Pluteus rigens, Rhodosporus cervinus.

Common names: deer shield, Fawn Mushroom.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pluteus cervinus, also known as Pluteus atricapillus and commonly known as the deer shield or the deer or fawn mushroom, is a mushroom that belongs to the large genus Pluteus. It is found on rotten logs, roots and tree stumps and is widely distributed. It can also grow on sawdust and other wood waste. Being very variable in appearance, it has been divided into several varieties or subspecies, some of which are sometimes considered species in their own right. It is edible, but not often collected for the table.

Belarusian: Аленевы грыб, Czech: Štítovka jelení, Finnish: Koivulahorusokas, German: Rehbrauner Dachpilz, Hungarian: Barna csengettyűgomba, Lithuanian: Elninė skydabudė, Polish: Drobnołuszczak jeleni, Romanian: Ciuperca cerbilor, Russian: Плютей олений, Swedish: Hjortskölding, Ukrainian: Плютей бурий.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Deer mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) growing on mulched trees under power lines in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-01-10.htm">January 10, 2013</A>
LinkDeer mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) growing on mulched trees under power lines in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, January 10, 2013
Location on mapsP4-746, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Deer mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-20.htm">December 20, 2013</A>
LinkDeer mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, December 20, 2013
Location on mapsPark Hudson Trail, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-19.htm">February 19, 2018</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, February 19, 2018
Location on maps1116-1118 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-08.htm">April 8, 2018</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, April 8, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Deer shield (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) mushrooms in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-07.htm">May 7, 2018</A>
LinkDeer shield (Pluteus cervinus) mushrooms in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 7, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Deer shield (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) mushrooms on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-09.htm">May 9, 2018</A>
LinkDeer shield (Pluteus cervinus) mushrooms on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, May 9, 2018
Location on maps1108-1110 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on Iron Bridge Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-28.htm">May 28, 2018</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on Iron Bridge Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 28, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Deer mushroom (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>)(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-03-30.htm">March 30, 2019</A>
LinkDeer mushroom (Pluteus cervinus)(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, March 30, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Deer shield mushroom (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-04-14.htm">April 14, 2019</A>
LinkDeer shield mushroom (Pluteus cervinus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, April 14, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-06.htm">June 6, 2019</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Underside of deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-06.htm">June 6, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of deer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 6, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Deer shield mushroom (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on a rotting log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-05.htm">July 5, 2019</A>
LinkDeer shield mushroom (Pluteus cervinus) on a rotting log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 5, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Deer mushroom (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) under a fallen oak at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-21.htm">December 21, 2019</A>
LinkDeer mushroom (Pluteus cervinus) under a fallen oak at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, December 21, 2019
Location on mapsLake Somerville Trailway, Somerville, TX 77879, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>)(?) on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-04.htm">January 4, 2020</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus)(?) on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, January 4, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Large deer mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on rotting oak wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-07.htm">January 7, 2020</A>
LinkLarge deer mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on rotting oak wood in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 7, 2020
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on a rotten oak log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on a rotten oak log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Deer shield mushrooms (<B>Pluteus cervinus</B>) on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-15.htm">January 15, 2020</A>
LinkDeer shield mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus) on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 15, 2020
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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