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Pluteus is a large genus of mushroom with over 100 species. They are wood rotting saprobes with pink spore prints and gills that are free from the stem. .
Additional recommended knowledge
Remarks on particular species
Some of these mushrooms are edible including P. petasatus and P. cervinus, though most people rate their taste and consistency as average at best.
Pluteus cervinus is the best known species in Europe and North America.
Several species of this genus bruise blue and contain psilocybin  including Pluteus washingtonensis, Pluteus salicinus, Pluteus cyanopus, Pluteus glaucus, Pluteus nigriviridis, and Pluteus villosus. 
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