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