My son said this is a Deer Mushroom and I think he may be right? Free gill, humped center in cap, found under a lone pine tree. No veil or volva.
Fibrillose stem, growing from dead pine branch.
A solitary mushroom growing on rotting wood in native bush. Cap cinnamon-brown, about 35 mm across. Gills white and not attached. Stipe white, ring absent, bulbous at base. Spore print pinkish.
These were growing in close proximity on hardwood.
Nel recinto della capra
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...