Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]
small mushroom in small clusters on buried twigs in dark damp mixed forest
ST: 30-90×1.5-2.5mm, pale brownish, shiny, smooth, translucent, gracefully curved, somewhat fragile but just splits instead of breaking, hollow, extends for several cm below ground where it is very densely long whitish shaggy hairy, reddish or pink stains near base
CAP: 15-25mm wide, conic to domed, brown, gradually lighter near margin, translucent striate, margin never curled under, smooth, slick, lustrous
FLESH: very thin, fragile
GILL: distant, white, slightly decurrent, 3-4mm deep, v shallow cross-veins visible between gills
SPORE: print white to maybe v slightly creamy
Used Demystified, as usual. Seemed a good match, what with the unusual hairy rooting stems and all.