Growing out of moist decomposed wood and soil under log on trail. Dark salmon spores. A slug has been feeding on the cap causing the white area.
This medium sized Pluteus has dark coloured squamules overlying a cream-yellow cap. The gills are creamy with yellow tones and the gill lamellae extend all the way to the cap margin. The stipe is cream-yellow. These fruit bodies were around 3.5 cm in height and 3.5 cm in diameter. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
The cap of this fruit body has yellow tones and is overlain with dark squamules in a network pattern. The gills are pink with the gill edge the same colour as the gill face. The stipe is tan and longitudinally ridged. This fruit body was 8 cm in diameter by 7.5 cm in height. Growing at the base of a a mahoe tree blown over in a storm.
Small creamy Pluteus with a velvety cap with creamy "fibres" lying flattish to the cap (not raised). Gills pink. Stipe white-cream, 2 mm in diameter. Cap size 1.5 cm in diameter and 3 cm in height. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
[admin – Thu Feb 10 04:05:10 +0000 2011]: Changed location name from ‘Pt. Reyes, Marin Co., California, USA’ to ‘Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA’
6"-8" diameter cap.
Cap, gills, and stem white in color.
Growing on a redwood stump.
The Pluteaceae are a family of small to medium-sized mushrooms which have free gill attachment and pink spores. Members of Pluteaceae can be mistaken for members of Entolomataceae, but can be distinguished by their angled spores and attached gills. The four genera in the Pluteaceae include the widely distributed Volvariella and Pluteus, the rare Chamaeota, and Volvopluteus, newly described in 2011 as a result of molecular analysis. The Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008) estimates...