Small Red-Cap Mushroom
Vermillion hygrophorus


Photo Courtesy Shon Scott, Brewton, Al, 2012

Also known as Little Vermillion Mushroom.

The caps are small, measuring 1-3 cm across, moist to dry, slippery, convex to broadly convex, smooth to mealy, red becoming orange then yellow. The gills are attached, same color as the cap but paler. The stalks are up to 7 cm tall, slender, smooth, and colored same as the cap. Spore prints are white. The tiny mushrooms are widespread and fairly common, this wax cap fruits on the ground in shallow woods.

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