Notes: This mushroom is very interesting. Tan cap with indistinct dark patches that are pigment, NOT veil remnants or fluff or anything; dark, greyish strongly-decurrent gills; whitish stipe with a bright yellow region at the base; not brittle (so, not Russulales).
Not Russulales; not Clitocybe or its allies like Clitopilus and Ampulloclitocybe with such dark gills; not Lepista nuda. The gills occasionally fork but seem to be true gills, apparently ruling out Cantharellus tubaeformis. Not viscid, seemingly ruling out Gomphidius glutinosus.
I know a lot of things that this is not. Anyone have any idea what it is? :)
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can fade when exposed to light and it is very common for them to dry out in similar conditions.
The decurrent gray gills and white stipe with chrome yellow base are enough to safely say Gomphidius.
More evidence for the genus: the spotted cap (very common for the genus down here), dull reddish-rosy cap color is in the range typical for many members of the genus, and if you wanted micro confirmation, you’d find elongate spindle-shaped (ie. boletoid) spores on this.
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