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Hygrocybe conica                                 Conic Wax Cap

Caps are 2-5 cm across, slippery when wet, smooth, conical, bright red fading to yellow or orange, often streaked, bruising black, and often splitting in age.  Gills are  free, well-spaced, pale yellow, and bruise black.   Stalks are up to 9 cm tall by 6 mm wide, yellow to orange, staining black, splitting readily, striate, and often twisted.   Spore prints are  white.    Widespread and common, it fruits on the ground in woods and is recognized by its shape and black bruising.