Observation 298631: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Wet glosssy cap, red-orange, light spore print. Gills unattached. Cap slightly convex.


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Lorne; Hygrocybe?
By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-11-14 16:07:46 CST (-0500)

You suggest Hygrocybe but then suggest it is “doubtful”. What else would it be? Not Gliophorus.

There is acutaconica var cuspidata (viscid when moist – with umbo in age). There is H. aurantiosplendens which can be ; scarlet to orange-red. (It too is viscid with a broad umbo ) Both of these are okay size – Up to 7cm. You do not say size but they look in the range maybe? Not sure cuspidata is even a good name any more – BUT, when the DNA gets worked out on these there will be shuffling among the group for sure.