Pluteus americanus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pluteaceae
Genus: Pluteus
P. americanus
Binomial name
Pluteus americanus
(P. Banerjee & Sundb.) Justo, E.F. Malysheva & Minnis (2014)

Pluteus salicinus var. americanus Banerjee & Sundberg (1993)

Pluteus americanus
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gills on hymenium
cap is convex or flat
hymenium is free
stipe is bare
spore print is pink
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: psychoactive or '

Pluteus americanus is a North American and Russian psychedelic mushroom that grows on hardwoods.


The species was originally collected in Michigan by Alexander H. Smith on September 3, 1957 on Populus. In 1993, Banerjee & Sundberg described it as Pluteus salicinus var. americanus. In 2014 it was elevated to species rank by Alfredo Justo, Ekaterina Malysheva and Drew Minnis.[1]


Habitat and distribution

Pluteus americanus grows solitary or gregarious on the wood of Fraxinus, Acer saccharum, Betula papyrifera and Populus in July through October and is widely distributed across Eastern North America, and may occur in the west. It is also found in the Russian Far East (Primorsky Territory).[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Justo, Alfredo; Malysheva, E.; Vellinga, E. C.; Cobian, G.; Nguyen, N.; Minnis, A. W.; Hibbett, D. S. (2014). "Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Holarctic species of Pluteus section Pluteus (Agaricales: Pluteaceae), with description of twelve new species" (PDF). Phytotaxa. 180: 1–85. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.180.1.1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04.