Observation 181737: Pluteus Fr.
When: 2014-06-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Can anyone tell me what these are? I found them on 6/30/14, growing in mulch beside a park lawn and trail. There were 6 of them growing near each other but not in a clump. They look like a Pluteus, but have spherical, spiny spores about 5 microns in diameter. The gills are definitely free.

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I don’t know
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-06 01:30:30 EDT (-0400)

It’s just that the macroscopic view looks too too too plooty.

By: Michelle Lierl (mlierl)
2014-10-06 01:02:09 EDT (-0400)

These mushrooms did look like Pluteus, but I cannot find any mention of a Pluteus with round, spiny spores. Is there such a thing?

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By: Michelle Lierl (mlierl)
2014-10-06 00:38:24 EDT (-0400)

I don’t really think this is Rhodocybe Maire, as the gills are free whereas Rhodocybe Maire has attached or decurrent gills. I just thought it might be a Rhodocybe because of the spiny spores and pink spore print.

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By: Michelle Lierl (mlierl)
2014-10-06 00:36:29 EDT (-0400)

I forgot to say, the spore print is light pink.

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