Observation 206121: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2015-05-26

Collection location: Curraghmore House, County Waterford, Ireland [Click for map]

Who: vsumycologylab

No specimen available

Genus Hygrocybe (not sure of specific epithet):
Length ~5cm
Found in cluster of 5
Many areas of damage on the cap, unsure whether from digestion, deterioration, or human/animal damage
3.5 cm width of cap
.7 cm width of stipe
Found growing on soil amongst dead leaves, twigs, moss, grass, and very close to dead tree stump
Gills semi-attached- ?
Dark brown, oval spores (5.5-7.5 micrometers x 4-5.5 micrometers) with apical pores
The younger fungi of the 5 has more “conical” cap, older ones have flattened caps
Orange – rusty orange nipple (middle point on cap)
Aside from the nipple, the rest of the cap is light yellow turning paler yellow as you get closer to the edges


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Used references: The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe by Michael Jordan

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