Collection location: Keene, New York, USA [Click for map]
This specimen couldn’t help but catch my eye after the first mile or so on my hike towards Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks. I may or may not have encountered this one before. I attempted running it through a Hygrocybe key and the black staining seems to narrow it down considerably. The length of the stipe seems fairly noteworthy, although I am not sure if this rules out H. conica. The stipe length led me towards H. singeri, however, the dark gills don’t seem to be a fit there. I appreciate any help narrowing it down.
Unfortunately, I don’t recall much of the texture of the stipe, despite holding the specimen in the pictures. It did not seem overtly slimy.
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