Pluteus with a distinctly fibrous looking cap, grey-brown with darker fibres radiating out from the centre. The cap has undulating "bumps" and the gill colour is tan-pink with a darker edge. The stipe is light grey-brown with fibres down the entire length, a similar colour to the cap with a distinctly bulbous base. This is one of the larger fruit bodies I have seen of this species and it was lighter in colour than is typical, 6 cm in diameter and 6.5 cm height. On very rotten fallen log in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Black-edged pluteus (see closeup of gills)
Possibly Pluteus cervinus (fawn mushroom). Free, pinkish gills; white stalk
Under spruce and hemlock.
I think either Pluteus cervinus (fawn mushroom) or Pluteus longistriatus.
The wrinkling on these caps seemed somewhat unusual for a pink-gilled, soil-growing mushroom and on closer inspection they are a not commonly seen Pluteus on soil. Cap velvety, wrinkled, colour is a warm-brown with cream-pink gills, 1.2-1.7 cm in diameter x 2-2.5 cm height. Stipe tan, smooth. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Group of five medium sized fruit bodies, up to 4.5 cm in diameter, growing on fallen branch.
The cap is evenly covered all over with squamules, dark brown when young becoming lighter with age, with some wrinkling in the centre and striate on the margin of the cap. The gills are cream turning pink. The stipe is white-cream, pruinose, with tan-grey at the base of the stipe in older fruit bodies. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest
Growing from a rotting fallen branch.
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...