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I can't really find anything like this in my guide books. Perhaps the closest I could get was the Pinwheel Marasmius, but I'm not convinced. It was about 1cm across the cap. It is gilled down the stem and has a central cap depression. It was growing on a dead, well-rotted log. My attempts at keying it out keep running into dead ends. It was located in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota just below a ridgeline of a gorge in mostly red pine forest. Found in late August. Any help is appreciated.

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Gina9210
Gina9210 9 years ago

Hi Gordon, I think its Marasmius calhouniae Singer. But not too sure.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. It certainly does look like Hygrocybe russocoriacea. Let's see if anyone else has comments or suggestions. Plus I'll do a bit more research as well.

Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2006
Submitted on Mar 27, 2012

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