Plutey veiny

Veinous gorse (Pluteus phlebophorus)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Pluteaceae
  • Genus: Pluteus (Plutey)
  • Species: Pluteus phlebophorus


  • Agaricus phlebophorus,
  • Pluteus chrysophaeus.

Veinous gorse (Pluteus phlebophorus)

Plyutey vein (Pluteus phlebophorus) is a mushroom belonging to the Pluteyev family and the Plyutey genus.

External description

The fruiting body of the venous spine (Pluteus phlebophorus) consists of a stem and a cap. The diameter of the cap varies from 2 to 6 cm. It can be conical or convex-outstretched in shape, has a tubercle on top, and has a thin flesh. The surface of the cap is matte, covered with a network of wrinkles (which can also be located radially or branched). In the central part of the cap, wrinkles are more noticeable. The hat edges are even, and its color can be smoky brown, dark brown or amber brown.

The lamellar hymenophore consists of free and often located wide plates. They are pinkish or white-pink in color, have pale pink edges.

The stem of the venous spit has a cylindrical shape, located in the center of the cap. Its length is 3-9 cm, and its diameter is 0.2-0.6 cm. In young fruiting bodies, it is solid, in mature mushrooms it becomes hollow, slightly wider at the base. The surface at the leg is white, at the bottom it is gray-yellow or just grayish, with longitudinal fibers, covered with small white fibers.

Mushroom pulp is white when damaged, does not change its color. It is characterized by an unpleasant odor and a sour taste. The color of the spore powder is pink; the remains of the soil cover are absent on the surface of the fruiting body.

The spores of the venous spine (Pluteus phlebophorus) are shaped like a wide ellipse or egg and are smooth to the touch.

Season and habitat of the fungus

The veinous plute (Pluteus phlebophorus) belongs to saprotrophs, grows on stumps of deciduous trees, wood residues, deciduous forests and soils. It is found in many European countries, including the Baltics, British Isles, Ukraine, Belarus, Asia, Georgia, Israel, South and North America, North Africa. Fruiting in the northern temperate latitudes begins in June and continues until mid-October.


Conditionally edible (according to some sources – inedible) mushroom. This species has been little studied.

Similar types and differences from them

The venous plute (Pluteus phlebophorus) is similar to other species of pluates, dwarf (Pluteus nanus) and colored (Pluteus chrysophaeus). The differences between them lie in the microscopic structures and characteristics of the cap.

Other information about the mushroom

Is absent.

Photo of the mushroom Plyutey veiny from the questions in recognition:

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