When: 2009-10-02

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

And the wildcard fungus of the week is … these little grey-pink mushrooms found in Zone 06 in moderate numbers in one small area. I thought at first they were entolomas, poisonous-looking ones, but … decurrent gills, not notched? Eh. Now Hygrophorus and Gomphidiaceae and others pop to mind.

Non-brittle flesh and fibrous stipe rules out Russulales at least.

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Recognized by sight: the waxy looking cap decurrent gills. I see this in WV and i have Id them as a species of Hygrocybe tentatively H. virginea The light rosy cap .
Used references: See Mcichal Kou Mushroomexpert.com
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Recognized by sight: Usually it has an unpleasant smell and taste. How about that..?

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Any ideas?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-05 18:56:31 HST (-1000)