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Blackening Waxcaps

Hygrocybe conica


These are black mushrooms, approximately 2-4 inches tall. They are very intriguing, I had never seen them before.


Damp soil next to my apartment.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Blackening brittlegill
Russula nigricans Russula nigricans

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1 Comment

Mustafa Rustom
Mustafa Rustom 6 years ago

Russula nigricans tend to blacken with time and it usually stays on the ground for a long period of time. When I find them, sometimes fresh ones stand next to some that have been on the ground since the last season.

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Savannah, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2009
Submitted on Oct 29, 2015

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