Pink Spore Print
A single large mushroom on the side of the road. It was growing in mixed grass/weeds, and the closest trees were pines about 20m away.
The cap was 9cm across, and the spore print was reddish brown.
One only in large open, demolition site amngst exotic weeds; 90 mm tall, 50 mm diameter; pileus dry; remains of a volva (?) but no annulus.
in wood chips under lancewood and tree fern in sheltered garden
Three separate observations of a "white" Pluteus. Cap size typically about 3 cm x 3 cm height but can be up to 6 cm diam. Cap convex, velvety, colour a very light cream-pink typically only with a hint of tan but occasionally tan squamules over centre. Gills cream turning pink, concolourous. Stipe, cream-tan, 3-4 mm diam. (up to 7 mm). On small fallen branches in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Group of four Pluteus on a fallen branch. Large velutinous Pluteus. Cap size 5-6 cm diam. x 5-5.5 cm height. Cap with yellow tones and dark squamules radiating outwards, flat in these mature specimens with a raised centre. Cap margin extends beyond the gills. Gills are concolorous. Stipe is light tan, pruinose and longitudinally ridged with a slightly bulbous base, 4.5-5 mm diam. and 9-10 mm diam. at base. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
With all of the rain, the fungi have been crazy lately!
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...