Observation 23827: Pluteus Fr.

When: 2009-08-01

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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Gills look free
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-02 19:46:15 HST (-1000)

The gills look free (at maximum size), which is evidence in favor of Pluteus. But I’m unconvinced the pink color is true and not an artifact of the lighting conditions and photography. I think the true color may be creamy yellowish or off-white. That color of free gills and terrestrial growth favor things like Amanita, Lepiota, Leucocoprinus, and Leucoagaricus. The lack of cap scales points away from Lepiota and the lack of any sign of any veils away from both Amanita and Lepiota though.

I’ll guess terrestrial
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-02 19:15:20 HST (-1000)

as well, and the stipe may have twisted in an attempt to get beyond the twigs and leaves overlying it. I have seen Pluteus with long stipes, but never with the apparent ratio of stipe to cap shown.

I regret I am unconvinced it is either Pluteus or Entoloma. But I also don’t have a good suggestion for it. Sorry.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-02 15:41:41 HST (-1000)

These were growing from the ground in an area with a thick layer of twigs and leaves, so the substrate could be buried wood.

Collected on wood or soil?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-02 14:52:14 HST (-1000)
The stipe.
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-08-02 10:47:53 HST (-1000)

I notice with many entoloma species the stipe twists like it does in the second picture.