Observation 20637: Hygrocybe cantharellus (Schwein.) Murrill
When: 2009-04-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This pair of colourful fungi I believe to be as named. The caps were about 12-15 mm across and the Gill colour was similar to the cap. The stipes had a clear liquid covering. The soil was sandy loam and they were the only specimens in the area that I could find. I did find a reference that also seems to match (by photo only) Mycena viscidocruenta.

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Used references: B, Fuhrer. P142 image 213
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Recognized by sight: This looks to have yellow decurent gills

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These two were completely destroyed when I arrived today. Also all the “Blue Fungi” had tuned to black bodies. We have had extremely cold weather for this time of the year and it has definitely affected the life span of the fungi I saw a couple of days ago.

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Deb, I noted the location of this fungi, and as I am hoping to get back Wednesday and they were not touched, I may be able to get some gill shots if they are still in good condition. kk

Small size, bright color and stature might tempt one to the mycenas…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-27 07:36:58 PDT (-0700)

but the cap texture and widely spaced, waxy decurrent gills makes it mopre likely to be a Hygrocybe. Both mycenas and hygrocybes can have slimy stipes, altho at least some of those slime-stiped mycenas are now in the genus Roridomyces, like our former CA M. rorida and your current R. austrororidus. Isn’t taxonomy fun??!

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