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Pluteus chrysophaeus  Pluteus chrysophaeus Pluteus chrysophaeus

Pluteus chrysophaeus


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Pluteaceae
  • Genus: Pluteus (Plutey)
  • Species: Pluteus chrysophaeus (Golden-colored plute)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Plutey golden brown
  • Pluteus galeroides
  • Pluteus luteovirens
  • Pluteus xanthophaeus


  • Plutey golden brown

  • Agaricus chrysophaeus
  • Agaricus crocatus
  • Agaricus leoninus var. chrysophaeus
  • Hyporrhodius chrysophaeus
  • Pluteus luteovirens
  • Pluteus galeroides
  • Pluteus xanthophaeus

Pluteus chrysophaeus


Hat: small, in diameter it can be from 1.5 to 4, rarely up to 5 centimeters. The shape is convex-prostrate or conical, sometimes with a small tubercle in the central part. The surface of the cap is smooth to the touch, mustard-yellow, ocher, ocher-olive or brownish, darker in the central part, possibly with slight pronounced radial-mesh wrinkles, folds or veins. At the edges with age it becomes streaky, lighter, differs in a light yellow tint. The flesh in the cap of golden-colored spit is not too fleshy, thin.

Plates: loose, frequent, wide. In young mushrooms, they are white, whitish, with a slight yellowish tinge; they turn pink with age from spores that have spilled out.

Leg: 2-6 centimeters in height, and the thickness can be from 0.2 to 0.5 cm. The leg is central, the shape is predominantly cylindrical, slightly widening at the base. The surface of the leg is yellowish or cream colored. A whitish edge (mycelium) can often be seen at the bottom of the stem of this mushroom. The leg is smooth to the touch, fibrous in structure, characterized by a rather dense pulp.

There is no ring, no traces of a private bedspread.

The pulp is light, whitish, it can be with a yellow-gray tint, does not have a pronounced taste and aroma, with mechanical damage (cuts, fractures, bumps) does not change the shade.

Spore powder of pinkish, pink color. Spores are smooth in structure, ovoid, broadly ellipsoid, and may be simply rounded. Their sizes are 6-75-6 microns.

Season and habitat of the fungus

Golden-colored whip belongs to the category of saprotrophs, it grows mainly on stumps or wood of deciduous trees buried in the ground. You can meet this mushroom on the remains of elms, sometimes poplars, oaks, maples, ash or beeches. It is interesting that the golden-colored whip can appear both on the still living wood and on the already dead tree trunks. This type of mushroom is found in many European countries, including Russia. In Asia, golden-colored plyutei can be found in Georgia and Japan, and in North Africa – in Morocco and Tunisia. Although in general this type of mushroom is very rare, and in Russia it can most often be seen in the Samara region (or, more precisely, in the Samara region, a large number of finds of this mushroom have been noted).

The active fruiting of the golden-colored spit continues from early summer (June) to mid-autumn (October).


The golden-colored plute (Pluteus chrysophaeus) is one of the poorly studied, but edible mushrooms. Some mushroom pickers consider it inedible due to its small size or even poisonous. There is no official data on toxicity.

Similar types and differences from them

The golden spit in its yellowish, ocher-olive variation can be similar to other yellow spitters, such as:

  • The lion-yellow roach (Pluteus leoninus) is slightly larger.
  • Pluteus fenzlii – is distinguished by the presence of a ring on the leg.
  • The golden-veined roach (Pluteus chrysophlebius) is much smaller.

In brownish shades, it is similar to the Vein Plut (Pluteus phlebophorus).


As is often the case in mycology, there is some nomenclature confusion. Read about the difficulties with the names Pluteus chrysophlebius and Pluteus chrysophaeus in the article Golden-veined Plutey. Some sources indicate the name 'Pluteus leoninus' as a synonym for 'Pluteus chrysophaeus', however, 'Pluteus leoninus' does not mean 'Lion-yellow rogue', it is a homonym. Homonym in taxonomy is the name of a biological taxon, spelling identical to another (or so similar in spelling to it that it can be considered spelling identical), but based on a different nomenclature type. Pluteus leoninus sensu Singer (1930), Imai (1938), Romagn. (1956) – homonym for Pluteus leoninus (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. 1871 – Lion-yellow clown. Among other homonyms (spelling matches), it is worth listing: Pluteus chrysophaeus sensu Fay. (1889) – belongs to the genus Fiber (Inocybe sp.) Pluteus chrysophaeus sensu Metrod (1943) – a synonym for Pluteus romellii Britz. 1894 – Romell's clown Pluteus chrysophaeus auct. Is a synonym for Pluteus phlebophorus (Ditmar) P. Kumm. 1871 – Veinous Plutey

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