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When: 2008-10-09

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

This mushroom had a particularly dark brown conical cap above shockingly white gills and stem. The contrast caused an interesting visual effect at the cap margin.

First two photos: side view. Third: 3/4 overhead. Fourth: overhead. Fifth: another side view, attempting to get a higher-resolution picture. It’s larger in the frame but not quite as sharply focused, so mixed results there. Sixth: gills.

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I see wood
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-10-16 18:28:33 CDT (-0400)

It’s growing right next to wood. White gills are common on young specimens of P. cervinis. They usually do not turn pink until the cap is fully open. The real giveaways are the cap pellicle, which is easy to see because slugs have eaten through it in a few spots, and the brown decoration on the stem.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-16 17:45:25 CDT (-0400)

Not on wood; white rather than pink gills. What makes you think Pluteus? The gills do look like they might be free, mind you…