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
Spore print: White
''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.