Observation 185744: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2014-10-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Collector: Joe Cohen
Colors when collected are slightly brighter than as shown in the photo.
Cap somewhat viscid. I did not explicitly check whether stem viscid, but believe it was not viscid due to lack of debris adhering on stem.
Location: Lake Side Trail
Habitat: Trees mostly conifers (predominantly Picea sitchensis (Sitka Spruce), with some Thuja plicata (Western Redcedar)); some Alnus (Alder); lots of Gaultheria shallon (Salal)

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Used references: Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.1.1 (Apr. 2014) (application, downloadable at http://www.svims.ca/council/matchmaker.htm)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Which species?
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2014-10-26 18:04:04 PDT (-0700)

My best guesses are:
Hygrocybe ceracea, but the caps are kind of small; Matchmaker1 says 1-4 cm diameter, and the largest shown is slightly larger than 1 cm;
Hygrocybe flavescens, but Matchmaker1 says caps 2-7 cm diameter;
Hygrocybe subceracea, but Matchmaker1 says caps 1-3 cm diameter.

Also looks like Hygrocybe citrina from Fungi of Switzerland, but Mycoportal has only one USA specimen, and Mushroom Observer has none.

Perhaps Hygrophorus?

1 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.1.1 (Apr. 2014) (application, downloadable at http://www.svims.ca/council/matchmaker.htm)

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