When: 2008-11-08

Collection location: Sammamish, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Roper (madjack74)

No specimen available

Cap Diameter: 17mm
Stipe Length: 45mm
Stipe Width: 6mm

Brusing black when cut.

Found growing under a western red cedar. Cap color fading with age.

Spore print white.

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Fly on margin, left side.
See the little friend that came along top of frame.
Fly midframe.

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Yes, Slimey
By: John Roper (madjack74)
2008-11-09 13:41:54 PST (-0800)

Entire mushroom has the feel of a wet bar of soap.

Slimey stipe?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-11-08 21:51:54 PST (-0800)

Looks like either Hygrocybe conica (moist/lubricous stipe) or H. singeri (seriously slimey/viscid stipe). From the photo I’d guess H. singeri which is the more common species in California. I’d be interested to know if the basidia are 2- or 4-spored. It is probably 4-spored, but H. conica of Europe is generally 2-spored and I have found 2-spored specimens growing in lawns in California.