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Pluteus petasatus (Fr.) Gillet, Hyménomycètes (Alençon): 395 (1876) [1878]

Pluteus curtisii sensu auct.
Agaricus petasatus Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 142 (1838) [1836-1838]
Agaricus patricius Schulzer, in Kalchbrenner, Icon. Sel. Hymenomyc. Hung.: 20, pl. 10 (1873)
Pluteus cervinus var. patricius (Schulzer) Massee, Brit. Fung.-Fl. (London) 2: 284 (1893)
Pluteus cervinus var. petasatus (Fr.) Massee, Brit. Fung.-Fl. (London) 2: 285 (1893)
Pluteus patricius (Schulzer) Boud., Icon. mycol. (Paris) 1: tab. 87 (1904)

Habitat: On decayed wood of deciduous trees, usually in old woodland on large fallen trunks or stumps of Fagus. Rarely on Acer pseudoplatanus, Betula spp., Ilex, Quercus, Salix or Tilia spp., and also on large piles of decayed sawdust.

Notes: Widespread in England and also known from Scotland (East Perthshire, Lanarkshire and Morayshire) and Wales (Carmarthenshire). Reported elsewhere but unsubstantiated with voucher material and often confused with large, pale specimens of P. cervinus.

Distribution: E: o, S: !, W: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 5334; Scotland: E00159767; Wales: K(M) 155330

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Orton, P.D., British Fungus Flora. Agarics and Boleti: 4 Pluteaceae: Pluteus & Volvariella 4: 98 pp. (1984), p. 22
D+I: Profiles of Fungi - 33 Pluteus petasatus, in Legon, N.W. & Pegler, D.N., The Mycologist 5(1): 1-55 (1991), p. 42

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