Spore Print - white - slightly cream color.
This mushroom is a ringer for flavorubenscens. However, it is not that. Two problems
1 - it doesn't bruise red
2 - The spore is not smooth.
The stipe is fibrous, white inside but slightly hollow and darker at the middle. It will probably hollow as it ages. The stipe broke in half when I bent it but didn't snap in two crisply.
The gills are white, detached and notched.
It was growing on the ground in mixed oak, other hardwoods and pine.
The partial veil remnant can be seen on the type as thin ring or collar.
There may be slight, thin volva like remnants at the base but I can't be sure.
No significant smell noticed.
Veil remnants can be seen as patches on the cap. They were yellow and turned darker on the mature. The stem is light yellow.
The top of the cap could be peeled, inside flesh is white. No liquids coming out.
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...