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Parrot Waxcap

Gliophorus psittacinus


Small, slightly conical, green to bright yellow mushrooms. Texture of caps is waxy to slimy (and, to my surprise, oily). Nearby specimens have cream to yellow colored pilei. Gills are bright yellow to green. Stipe is smooth and green to yellow. Spore print is white.


Growing at the base of a ridge in dense mixed hardwood/pine forest. Surrounded by pine straw, leaves, small plants, ground cedar, and ferns. Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.

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flowntheloop 2 years ago

Agreed! :D

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

So wonderfully odd :)

flowntheloop 2 years ago

Thank you! Yes, they were a strange kind of slimy though...almost oily?

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Beautiful caps! Looks like you caught them early and delightfully slimy!

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Nov 15, 2017
Submitted on Nov 17, 2017

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