When: 2009-08-27

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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This little mushroom is less than an inch long. It was growing by itself from the ground under mixed hard woods. This is only the second one I have seen this year.

I think it is a Mycena, but Hygrocybe also seems reasonable. The mushroom is not slippery or slimy, and it is pretty sturdy for its size.

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Just checked your recent posting for H. conica
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-30 12:12:36 CDT (-0500)

and there are variations with this collection. The stipe has some (but few) black scales, but mostly at the base in this collection. Your previous observation had many more black scales on the stipe, which continued to just under the cap. Also, there is the matter of size. Still, I think H. conica must be considered in the mix.

Hygrocybe conica?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-30 12:05:55 CDT (-0500)

Similar in appearance to H. conica recently posted here, but gill attachment looks slightly different.

Definitely Hygrocybe
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-29 16:42:48 CDT (-0500)

but closer to species.. no idea.