Observation 117166: Hygrocybe virginea var. fuscescens (Bres.) Arnolds

When: 2012-11-18

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.5618° -84.2371° 259m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

Growing in moss under Juniperus virginiana.

The moss is Bryoandersonia illecebra

CCB 134


Spores 9 × 6 µ, smooth, elliptical, hyaline in KOH.

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Recognized by sight: Camarophyllus-type? Cute little guys, never seen anything like them

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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-11-19 14:08:17 CST (-0500)

These are also really tiny, there is Camarophyllopsis also to consider.

exactly the one that I am talking about! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-11-19 13:13:59 CST (-0500)
There is one
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-11-19 13:06:26 CST (-0500)

Hygrocybe fuscescens, often treated as a variety of virginea..

Very possible
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-11-19 12:25:55 CST (-0500)

I have collected H. virginea under this same tree just a couple weeks ago: http://mushroomobserver.org/114171?q=rCTT

why not…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-11-19 10:48:30 CST (-0500)

Hygrocybe virginea aka Camarophyllus borealis? Some varieties can show a brownish center.

Was the cap and stalk dry or viscid?

Any odor?

Thanks Irene
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-11-19 09:27:41 CST (-0500)

I will try to get the chance to look at these under the microscope and upload some pictures.

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