Observation 12413: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.

These mushrooms were growing from a luxuriant clump of moss in a boggy area at the head of a small steam.



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growing from moss
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-02-14 11:39:11 CST (-0600)

These mushrooms were growing from a giant clump of puffy moss in a mountain bog. If there was wood under the moss, then it was really rotten. Note the cortinate veil remnants on the cap margin and upper stem. Also note that spores appear to be brown.

Those traits are consistent with Cortinarius, Pholiota, Galerina, and maybe Gymnolpilis.

have you thought of
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-02-14 08:34:24 CST (-0600)

Hypholoma species? Your top photo shows what my eyes see as green tinged gills.
Maybe Hypholoma fasciculare?

edit* so these weren’t growing from decayed wood that you could tell? sorry for the suggestion, now I think I’m totally off.

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