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Pluteus (Genus)

Kingdom: Fungus
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pluteaceae
Genus: Pluteus

Pluteus is a large genus of fungi with over 300 species. Mushrooms in this genus are wood-rotting saprobes with a pink spore print and gills that are free from the stem.

The specimen photographed below has gills with black edges.