This small Pluteus species has distinct wrinkling in the centre of the cap. The cap is more or less uniform in colour and is convex when young becoming flat with age and grows up to 2.5 cm in diameter and 3 cm in height. The gills are creamy becoming pink with a concolorous edge and the stipe is cream and pruinose. 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...