Candy Apple Waxy Cap Hygrocybe acutoconica (Clements) Singer cuspidata    Synonyms: Hygrocybe cuspidata.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Hygrophoraceae   >   Genus Hygrocybe   

Description:

Cap: Orange-red, center sharply conic with upturned wavy margin in age; viscid; flesh yellow. Gills: Yellow, may become serrated, close. Stalk: Like cap or paler, white base; striate or twisted; does not blacken when bruised, but base may blacken with age. (Compare with H. conica.) (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary, scattered on ground in coniferous/mixed forest (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Candy Apple Waxy Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2017). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Candy Apple Waxy Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2017). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Candy Apple Waxy Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2017). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hygrocybe acutoconica in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2017). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)


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