Observation 8661: Hygrocybe caespitosa Murrill

When: 2008-08-03

Collection location: Zaleski State Forest, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-41% (6)
Recognized by sight: Looks like the fresh material depicted on various net sources. My smooth-capped specimen was degraded by environmental causes. Yellow color, widely spaced gills, hairy cap are all a match.
4% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: good photos of same species here:
94% (3)
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Recognized by sight

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-02-13 19:19:49 CST (-0500)

Hygrocybe caespitosa (Hygrophorus caespitosus) comes to mind but ….

bumping it to the top…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-13 10:30:51 CST (-0500)

I don’t know it but it’s neat!
same thing here, http://mushroomobserver.org/9917?search_seq=1288689

Yeah, I see your point.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-04 10:58:10 CDT (-0400)

Yup, it does look like a hairy capped hygrophoracea. Just throwing names at the wall; upon further reflection, this one didn’t stick too well. Cool mushroom!

smooth stipe suggests not Cyptotrama asperata
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-08-04 10:52:10 CDT (-0400)

I think its something else Debbie. The color is not so good in the photo, but the gills are yellow -not white, and the stem is smooth rather than granulated. If not for the cap ornamentation, I would suspect Hygrocybe.

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