Notes: Nice group under one Picea abies – took me a minute to realize that it was a Hygrophorus because of the slender form and relatively close lamellae. So different from those I’m used to seeing in California! After looking around at other observations, I was struck by Douglas’ notes on observation 26056 and Noah’s observation 85040.
These definitely had reddish stains and spots on all surfaces. Older specimens did have some pink spotting on the gills, but my photograph doesn’t show that. I noted yellow staining on the stipe and the pileus margin, some of which is visible. Drops of moisture were also present at the stipe apex and around the margin of the pileus on young specimens. Odor was mild. No KOH test, no microscope, no specimen: sorry.
I don’t think that my find fits that well with Hesler & Smith’s description of (North American) H. erubescens, and I don’t have access to many other resources right now. I would appreciate thoughts from any of you, especially if you are familiar with European Hygrophorus.
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