Observation 27632: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2009-10-31
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Usually growing in and amidst moss in lawns locally. Bright golden yellow when fresh, toning in age to a dull light brown.

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Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified.
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RE: Hygrocybe
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-01 07:09:50 PST (-0800)

I checked the key in Arora and found to my surprise that the fungus fits and keys out to H. nitida, even though I was drawn to H. cantharellus. Still not positive. H. nitida is described as being common in Eastern US, and I’m barely 100 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Still, the commonalities are: typically depressed cap, even in youth, decurrent gills, tiny stature (usually less than 1.5 cm wide), abundant, typically is moss in lawns, and fading to a dull gray-brown in age. I think the stipe is hollow, but am not positive. Will check.

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