When: 2017-09-16

Collection location: Mohican State Park, Ashland Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)

Specimen available

Collected by Crissy Ditty on a group hunt. 5 fruiting bodies were growing out of a hole in the ground near Tsuga canadensis, Pinus strobus, Fagus grandifolia and Quercus sp. Possibly other trees as well. Caps slimy. Younger caps were a deeper brown. Taste acrid but not strongly. Odor indistinct. Stems dry with pruina toward the apex.

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Proposed Names

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Used references: Kuo, M. (2014, November). Waxy caps: The Hygrophoraceae family, in part. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/hygrophoraceae.html

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By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2019-02-25 12:31:45 PST (-0800)

These were found along the river as well, although not by me so I couldn’t say exactly where.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2019-02-25 12:23:49 PST (-0800)

I found this years ago at Mohican right near the river.