Growing mostly in clusters on the ground/humus @ ~ 7000 ft. Conditions dry.
Caps up to 5.7 cm across.
Caps dry.
Spore print reddish brown. Spores ~ 8.4-9.0 X 5.0-6.0 microns, ellipsoid to elongate, smooth and no apparent germ pore.
Basidia 4 spored.
Did not see any gill cystidia.
Not quite sure where to place these genus-wise.


Spores in KOH @ 1000X.
Spores in KOH @ 1000X.
Basidia and spores in KOH & Congo Red @ 1000X.
Basidia and spores in KOH & Congo Red @ 1000X.

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They were pobably growing on woody debris
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-09-16 07:52:47 PDT (-0700)

which can be seen in the photo.
Pholiota was my first guess and is most likely still the closest match for genus.

looks like
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-09-16 06:35:31 PDT (-0700)

either Pholiota or Hypholoma from the photo. Definitely not growing on buried wood?