Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Pluteaceae
Species: Pluteus cervinus P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus atricapillus
Agaricus cervinus
Agaricus cervinus var. bullii
Agaricus cervinus var. eximius
Agaricus curtisii
Agaricus pluteus
Agaricus pluteus rigens
Agaricus pluteus rigens
Agaricus pluteus rigens
Pluteus atricapillus
Pluteus bullii
Pluteus cervinus var. bullii
Pluteus cervinus var. cervinus
Pluteus cervinus var. eximius
Pluteus cervinus var. rigens
Pluteus curtisii
Pluteus eximius
Common Name: Deer Shield

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Pluteus cervinusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (21)
Alnus glutinosa (8)
Quercus (5)
Corylus avellana (3)
Quercus petraea (2)
Salix (2)
Pinus sylvestris (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (2)
Ulmus (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Picea abies (1)
Betula (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Rhododendron ponticum (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (19)
Woodland: mixed (15)
Parkland and scattered trees (8)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (8)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (7)
Woodland (6)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Fen carr (woodland or scrub over fen) (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (36)
Dead Wood (26)
Quercus rubra (8)
Acer pseudoplatanus (5)
Castanea sativa (4)
Rotting Wood (4)
Soil (4)
Tree (4)
wood (3)
Betula (2)
Log (2)
Soil Leaves (2)
Buried Wood (1)
Fallen Branch (1)
Fallen log (1)
Fallen Tree (1)
Root (1)
Stem (1)
tree, dead (1)
trunk, fallen (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (5)
April (8)
May (6)
June (4)
July (13)
August (15)
September (39)
October (49)
November (16)
December (2)