Reindeer plute (Pluteus cervinus) photo and description

Deer roach (Pluteus cervinus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Pluteaceae
  • Genus: Pluteus (Plutey)
  • Species: Pluteus cervinus
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Deer mushroom


  • Deer mushroom

  • Brown clown
  • Plutey dark fibrous

Deer roach (Pluteus cervinus)


The hat of the Deer Pluteus (Pluteus cervinus) reaches a diameter of 5 to 15 cm, it is light brown or dark brown in color, at first bell-shaped, later spread out, sometimes with a tubercle, slightly sticky when wet.

The plates are free, first white, then pink, wide, frequent.

Spore powder pink.

The stem is long, fleshy, thin, flaky-fibrous.

The pulp is white, with a pleasant smell reminiscent of a radish.

Deer roach (Pluteus cervinus)


Reindeer flock appears at the end of May and grows until autumn on stumps, dead wood and on the soil.


The deer mushroom can only be confused with its edible spiny relatives, if you do not forget about the frequent, free pink plates and those places where this mushroom can grow. The varieties are distinguished: deer (or deer mushroom) , lion-yellow (Pluteus leoninus), willow (Pluteus salicinus), etc.


An edible and delicious mushroom.

Video about the Deer Plyutei mushroom: