Witch's Hat Hygrocybe conica (Schaeffer) Kummer  

Status:

Found scattered on the ground in coniferous or mixed forests.

Description:

Shades of orange and red; staining black in age or when bruised; conical, often with point; may be sticky. Gills: White to yellow; waxy; bruise black. Stalk: Yellow to orange, bruises black. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 24 records in the project database.

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Witch's Hat (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Witch's Hat in Howard Co., Maryland (6/15/2009). Photo features fruiting body with cap showing some black staining. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Witch's Hat in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Witch's Hat (gill and stalk with some black staining) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/2/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Witch's Hat in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2013). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Witch's Hat (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/29/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Witch's Hat specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/29/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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