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Hygrophorus hypothejus

Caps are 3-7 cm, slimy when wet, smooth, convex to flat and knobbed, olive-brown to red-brown, paler towards the margin, and become ochre with reddish tints in age.  Gills are decurrent, far apart, and yellowish.   Stalks are up to 10 cm tall by 1 cm broad, and coloured as cap or paler.     Ring is slimy, anddisappears.  Spore prints are white.   Widespread but not common, it fruits on the ground under pines.