Brown cap with pale pink gills. Gills not attached to stipe. Found growing on a fallen hardwood branch floating in a pond.
Fruiting from wood chips / redwood duff. No annulus.
According to Mushrooms Demystified, pink spores and free gills are indicative of Pluteaceae. First photo shows mushrooms in habitat, with pine branches and woodchips visible. The specimen in front shows the free gills.
Second photo shows specimens of varying ages. Note the free gills in cross-section and conical young cap.
growing on the chipped remains of what was previously the best hen-of-the-woods tree I knew.
On oak log.
A photo from the past . Growing on a mossy log in a shady canyon . The second photo is from when it was younger on Dec 29 , 2008 .
Large Pluteus on large trunk of fallen tree. Cap with yellow tones and dark squamules radiating outwards, 8 cm diam. x 7 cm height. Gills pink concolorous. Stipe pruinose, beige, 6-7 mm diam. with a bulbous base. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
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...