Brown Sugar Waxcap Neohygrocybe subovina (Hesler & A.H. Smith) Lodge & Padamsee  Synonyms: Hygrocybe subovina.

Status:

Found on ground in deciduous forests; easily overlooked.

Description:

Cap: Dark brown to nearly black, dry, thin flesh, brittle. Gills: Distant, gray-brown, bruise reddish. Stalk: Dark brown to almost black, hollow, may be compressed. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Brown Sugar Waxcap (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Brown Sugar Waxcap (caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Brown Sugar Waxcap (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Brown Sugar Waxcap (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Brown Sugar Waxcap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2015). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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