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Waxy Caps

Hygrophorus sp.


Slime-covered mushrooms growing gregariously below hardwoods. Pilei are white to cream in color, darkening centrally to cinnamon. Fertile surface is white and gilled. Gills are shortly decurrent. Stipe is white to cream and long. Some specimens have more slender, curving stipes. Stipes are also covered in slime and exhibit punctate ornamentation apically. Odor is indistinct to pleasant (slight flowery notes). Spore print is white.


Growing in deep leaf litter on the side of a ridge (under hardwoods in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.


I'm still trying to get a species level ID on this one. If anyone has any ideas, let me know. My closest IDs so far: H. pudorinus, H. fragrans, H. discoideus

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Definitely <3

flowntheloop 2 years ago

It is my favorite part of this spotting! It was so fun getting my hands dirty!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

That slime is fantastic!

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Dec 17, 2017
Submitted on Dec 20, 2017

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