Observation 120456: Hygrocybe marchii (Bres.) Singer

This was found in leaf litter at Big Basin Redwood State Park. The description seems to match what is in Hesler and Smiths book. The cap was lubricous and the stipe moist. I did look at the spores under a microscope but could not measure them. They were almost cylindrical about 3 times long as wide. About 30% were constricted The hymenophoral trama was regular but not parallel as in something like H. acutoconica.

It seems to also match the description in David Boertmann’s book but it is said there to have a dry stipe, and the spore dimensions seems more ellipsoid.. so not sure if this is a separate west coast species with the same name.

Anyway… this is the first time I have tried to use Mushroom Observer so would be grateful for any comments… I did dry the specimen!


another picture of the same, showing moist stipe

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