Ultimately, this fungus looks most like Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums and Custard), but isn’t dark enough nor with yellow flesh. The gills are pale yellow(ish), but in the photos they look nearly white. I’m guessing the spore print will probably be pale yellowish or cream-colored, but that’s purely a guess. The CAT is strikingly beautiful up close, 4.2 inches (10.6cm) wide, composed of white flesh with purple-red soft scales, slightly inrolled for this specimen; GILLS: soft pale yellow, attached but notched; STIPE: 5 inches (12-13cm) wide, fairly thin; STIPE: white to light pinkish flesh, overlaid with dark brown to reddish-brown scales or fibrils, pale yellow directly under the cap, but pure white above that yellow section. Hope someone recognizes this, as such beauty really deserves a name, don’t you think?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:25 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Paul Bishop’s Jones Creek Tree Farm, Clackamas County, OR’ to ‘Paul Bishop’s Jones Creek Tree Farm, Beavercreek, Oregon, USA’


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