Observation 31241: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-09-24

Collection location: Promised Land State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

Viscid, in sphagnum, under hemlock, yellow birch, and white pine

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:57 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Promised Land St. Pk. Pa.’ to ‘Promised Land State Park, Pennsylvania, USA

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Stipe color and habitat
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-01-02 07:55:44 CST (-0600)

are wrong for H. appalachiensis. It does look a bit like H. turundus which often, but not always has deeply decurrent gills. The photo shows what appears to be a dry cap but they were viscid in dry weather.

I found one like this last year
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-01-01 19:07:34 CST (-0600)

and got to Hygrocybe turunda var. sphagnophila in Hesler & Smith

B/B/F says there are several
By: Dave in NE PA
2010-01-01 17:15:55 CST (-0600)

look alikes that may only be seperated microscopically. But the minutely fibrilose cap surface seems very distinctive to me.

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