Snow White Waxcap Cuphophyllus virgineus (Wulfen) Kouvalenko    Synonyms: Cuphophyllus virgineus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Hygrophoraceae   >   Genus Cuphophyllus   

Status:

Found solitary or in small groups on ground in coniferous or mixed forests.

Description:

Cap: White; broadly convex to flat with shallow depression; smooth; moist or greasy; flesh white. Gills: White; subdecurrent; distant; thick, waxy. Stalk: White; dry; smooth or finely hairy; may taper down (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 34 records in the project database.

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Snow White Waxcap (fruiting bodies from above) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/22/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/22/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap (fruiting bodies showing gills and stalks) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/22/2018). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/14/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/17/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Snow White Waxcap in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/17/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Snow White Waxcap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2010). Ellipsoid, smooth; measured 7.3-7.7 X 5.6-6.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Snow White Waxcap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2018). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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