Gymnopus spongiosus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis)  Halling (3 Photos and Description)

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Gymnopus spongiosus   Reddish-brown cap becoming pale pinkish-buff to tan. Close gills. Reddish-brown hairy stipe. Found in late summer and fall on hardwood and conifer litter. The similar Gymnopus semihirtipes appears in spring and early summer.

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