Ecology: Saprobic under hardwoods or conifers; usually growing scattered; spring through fall, or in winter in warmer climates; probably widely distributed in North America (recorded in California, the Pacific Northwest, Michigan, and Mexico).
Cap: 1-6 cm; conic, becoming broadly conic; thickly slimy when fresh; smooth; red to reddish orange, orange, or yellow; blackening with age or when bruised.
Gills: Narrowly attached to the stem; close or nearly distant; thick and waxy; pale orangish yellow or greenish yellow; often blackening when bruised.
Stem: 4-13 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; equal; thickly slimy; finely grooved lengthwise; orangish yellow to yellow; blackening with age or when bruised.
Flesh: Thin; yellowish; watery; blackening.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
Spore Print: White.
Created: 2007-01-10 00:06:03 CST (-0500) by Darvin DeShazer (darv)
Last modified: 2014-04-08 08:49:19 CDT (-0400) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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