Observation 181469: Hygrocybe virginea (Wulfen) P.D.Orton&Watling var. virginea

When: 2014-09-17

Collection location: Mainville, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

Specimen available

Ivory caps 8-35 mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to nearly plane with white waxy, sometimes forking gills. Dry when found in mixed woods, (Oak, Maple, Spruce, White Pine, Hemlock, Tulip Polar). Gills narrow with smooth edges, white drying yellowish, decurrent, close to subdistant with sets of Lamellulae. Flesh white and thin. Margin incurved to decurved appearing translucent-striate. Stipe white, 1-4 cm long, fibrous, stuffed to hollow, tapering to base,2-7 mm at apex, terrete. No discernible odor or taste.

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