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Hygrophoropsis morganii

Distribution: H. morganii occurs in conifer forests on needles and litter from June to October.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

This small fungus is easy to identify but only occasionally encountered. All parts typically are rose to pinkish, but fade in age, the stipe is centrally attached or somewhat off-center and has pink tomentum at its base. The gills are decurrent on a more or less funnel-shaped cap with an arched, often lobed, narrowly inrolled margin. The fragrant, fruity odor of cinnamon candy or grape soda is distinctive.

Accepted Name:
Hygrophoropsis morganii (Peck) H.E. Bigelow

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hygrophoropsis morganii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Hygrophoropsis morganii photos.

2 photographs:
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