Observation 196486: Hygrophorus pustulatus (Pers.) Fr.
When: 2015-01-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in grass under conifers including Monterey cypress and douglas fir. Shiny smooth brown cap—sticky when wet. Attached cream colored gills. Stem scurfy and color of cap. White context. No basal mycelium seen. Very dry conditions for weeks. Any help would be appreciated.

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Thanks Conner and Elsa for the proposals,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-01-16 19:37:05 EST (-0500)

conditions were very dry for 2-3 weeks prior so no odor was apparent. I did get a white spore print that I forgot to note when I posted this. Also KOH on the cap was greenish brown. I’m not very familiar with Hygrophorus, do they grow in grass?



P.S. Thanks to your suggestions I followed up with some research. Hygrophorus seems likely and H. pustulatus seems promising given the shiny gray brown cap, association with firs and time of year.

Could be
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2015-01-16 18:47:52 EST (-0500)

Hygrophorus agathosmus or similar. Smell?


Spore color?
By: Connor Adams (CLAdams)
2015-01-16 18:26:27 EST (-0500)

Looks like a Hygrophorus or something else ‘waxy’ to me.

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