Observation 5309: Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2007-12-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: large mushroom, single, in mossy soil in opening in mixed forest, no odor
ST: 65×10-13mm, fairly even, not viscid, fibrous, crushing when bent but not breaking, orange above to pale yellowish below, solid/stuffed becoming hollow, same color inside as out, no fuzz at base
CAP: 50-60mm wide, plane to sl uplifted, sl umbo, viscid, smooth, shiny, red fading to yellow-orange where covered with lvs
VEIL: none
GILL: almost free, thick, dist, some forks, pale yellish, many quite wavy
SPORE: print whitish (v faint)

This was literally frozen solid when I picked it this morning. No time to prepare specimen before leaving town.

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Created: 2007-12-03 20:34:28 CST (-0500)
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