Found on a well rotted stump, under live oak and CA bay.

Not sure what this one is… I left it for two days to get the spore print. Which mostly comes through in the photo as pinkish brown. Is this one P. romellii? The stipe and gills seem too yellow, and that one seems to be more brown on the cap? This one is more olive-deep-grey cap. A pretty little guy.

And the answer the question from the early obs., look at obs. 15636 to see the photo of the cap top in the field. I didn’t see this one until I went to gather the Mycena it was growing next to.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: pale yellow gills, yellow stipe, even in youth, olive cap, growth on hardwood, esp. oak.
Used references: MDM. best fit for described sp. in short key. got another more extensive one, somewhere??
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Used references: Index Fungorum (and Else Vellinga) support this as the correct name for this species. See the comment under P. lutescens for more details.

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Pluteus lutescens
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-01-04 05:12:28 MST (-0700)

is regarded a synonym to Pluteus romelli. It’s sometimes described with an olive brown cap colour, but I’d try to find proper descriptions of another one too: Pluteus rugosidiscus (not known from Europe).

what! no herbarium specimem!!!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-03 19:08:51 MST (-0700)

say it ain’t so, Doug.

what a cool little Pluteus with weirdly bright yellow gills. weren’t we just talking about how this is the year for ’em? Best bring your best pluteus key to ACCF…and SOMA.