Observation 54364: Chrysomphalina aurantiaca (Peck) Redhead

When: 2010-09-17

Collection location: Henry Jackson Wilderness, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

on cut end of old hemlock log ~4500’ near Union Gap

wee bitty things! Hygrocybe??

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gills? I think so
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-10-04 13:44:13 -05 (-0500)

It’s really hard to see, but I think they’re visible in the droopy one in the bottom left. I assumed there weren’t in the field, but noticed that one in the photo and revised my opinion. Cudonia and Leotia both have ball-like heads, not the umbrella-shaped caps of typical gilled mushrooms with a free, dropping rim, right? Are either scurfy like this, either? I know there are tiny scurfy golden Hygrocybe that grow in troops like this, though. (I’ve seen some in BC.)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-02 03:41:54 -05 (-0500)

would assume so if you’re guessing Hygrocybe. Cudonia/Leotia or something of the sort if not.

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