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Cuphophyllus virgineus Habitat: Pushing up through moss below pines and hardwoods in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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Gill surface: White to cream, shortly decurrent, with lamellulae<br />
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Stipe: Smooth, white to cream, fairly thin and delicate, moist (not slimy)<br />
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Pileus: moist (not slimy), slightly convex to planar, white to cream, somewhat striate near outer edge<br />
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Odor: indistinct<br />
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Spore print: White<br />
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Gill surface: White to cream, shortly decurrent, with lamellulae<br />
<br />
Stipe: Smooth, white to cream, fairly thin and delicate, moist (not slimy)<br />
<br />
Pileus: moist (not slimy), slightly convex to planar, white to cream, somewhat striate near outer edge<br />
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Odor: indistinct<br />
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Spore print: White<br />
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Gill surface: White to cream, shortly decurrent, with lamellulae<br />
<br />
Stipe: Smooth, white to cream, fairly thin and delicate, moist (not slimy)<br />
<br />
Pileus: moist (not slimy), slightly convex to planar, white to cream, somewhat striate near outer edge<br />
<br />
Odor: indistinct<br />
<br />
Spore print: White<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64599/cuphophyllus_virgineus.html<br />
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Cuphophyllus virgineus

Habitat: Pushing up through moss below pines and hardwoods in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.

Gill surface: White to cream, shortly decurrent, with lamellulae

Stipe: Smooth, white to cream, fairly thin and delicate, moist (not slimy)

Pileus: moist (not slimy), slightly convex to planar, white to cream, somewhat striate near outer edge

Odor: indistinct

Spore print: White

Cuphophyllus virgineus Habitat: Pushing up through moss below pines and hardwoods in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
<br />
Gill surface: White to cream, shortly decurrent, with lamellulae<br />
<br />
Stipe: Smooth, white to cream, fairly thin and delicate, moist (not slimy)<br />
<br />
Pileus: moist (not slimy), slightly convex to planar, white to cream, somewhat striate near outer edge<br />
<br />
Odor: indistinct<br />
<br />
Spore print: White<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64597/cuphophyllus_virgineus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64598/cuphophyllus_virgineus.html Cuphophyllus virgineus,Fall,Geotagged,United States

Cuphophyllus virgineus Habitat: Pushing up through moss below pines and hardwoods in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
<br />
Gill surface: White to cream, shortly decurrent, with lamellulae<br />
<br />
Stipe: Smooth, white to cream, fairly thin and delicate, moist (not slimy)<br />
<br />
Pileus: moist (not slimy), slightly convex to planar, white to cream, somewhat striate near outer edge<br />
<br />
Odor: indistinct<br />
<br />
Spore print: White<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64599/cuphophyllus_virgineus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/64597/cuphophyllus_virgineus.html Cuphophyllus virgineus,Fall,Geotagged,United States

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  1. Cuphophyllus has such lovely gills. Posted one year ago
    1. It does! So soft and dreamy! Posted one year ago

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''Cuphophyllus virgineus'' is a species of agaric in the family Hygrophoraceae. Its recommended English common name is snowy waxcap in the UK. The species has a largely north temperate distribution, occurring in grassland in Europe and in woodland in North America and northern Asia, but is also known from Australia. It typically produces basidiocarps in the autumn.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2018. Captured Dec 21, 2017 16:38 in 164 Dally Cove Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm