These were found at approximately 11:am EST, June 25, 2017, on a South-facing hill, at 1236 feet (376.8m) above Sea Level, in mixed deciduous and Pine woods in Muskingham Watershed Conservancy District property, directly behind the Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center (and Outdoor Drama Theatre), in Mifflin, Ohio, USA.
They were growing from well-rotted Pine duff, well-rotted and buried wood of unknown type, AND on compressed, hardwood leaf litter. I did not remove any of these from their location, hence, I did NOT do a spore print. I felt these mushrooms were unique enough I could get them confidently identified by my personal reference material, and crowdsourcing.
Identified by: Charles Robertson.
Identification Confirmed by: Mushrooms of Northeast North America (George Barron, 2014), page 263.
And, Crowdsourcing.


This is a close-up of the base, the full stipe, and a range of growing stages for the cap under shaded conditions. This group was discovered to be growing from a stack of last Fall’s hardwood leaves. The picture below this is the same clump withOUT the one that is laying down, showing the gil...
Picture of the base in direct sun.
Picture of the base under cloudy conditions.
Grouping of these under direct sun.
Grouping under cloudy conditions.

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Used references: Charles Robertson identified these as Marasmius pulcherripes. I Followed up with Mushroomexpert dot com and feel as if these have now been identified to Species.

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