When: 2007-01-10

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Very small hygrocybes that might be the same species as observation 1994. Total height 23 mm. On the larger one the pileus, measured from umbo to edge was 7 mm and both were moist. Gills yellow, attached and may be decurrent. It was hard to determine at this size. The stipe was 2 mm wide. Growing in duff under bay, black oak, douglas fir.


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Just wasn’t sure
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2007-01-16 22:30:31 CST (-0500)

Last year, when I was just starting out with trying to id mushrooms, I was sure these were miniata. This year I wasn’t feeling quite so certain. I thought the H. miniata had a granular surface. Not that that would be so easy to see at this size.

H. miniata?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-01-15 22:33:17 CST (-0500)

I generally call these little, bitty orange and red Hygrocybes, H. miniata. That’s probably an over generalization, but I’m not sure how much further you’d get without a scope.