HYGROCYBE FLAVESCENS

Hygrocybe flavescens
HYGROPHORACEAE (Hygrophoraceae)

Description
This mushroom is a bright orange yellow and fades with age. It is 1 to 2 inches wide with a waxy cap. The cap is convex to flat.The stem is 1 to 3 inches high and also sticky. The gills are yellow and attached to the stem.

Occurrence
It is found scattered to numerous under hardwood trees in Eastern to central N.A. Its occurrence in Fontenelle Forest is not known but this one was photographed along the boardwalk in the wetlands.

Comments
It is also known as Hygrophorus flavescens. Members of this family are known for the waxy consistency of the gills.

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