Observation 115892: Cuphophyllus virgineus (Wulfen) Kovalenko

When: 2012-11-05

Collection location: Luzerne County Community College, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

These white waxies seem to have gone by different names… H. borealis, Hygrophorus niveus, Hygrophorus virgineus, Camarophyllus borealis. I’m using the name found in Roody’s “West Virginia” manual, because this collection agrees very well with the description.

On a lawn near some small ornamental trees.


Spores are larger than most reports I’ve read for borealis, virginea, or nivea; except Phillips reports a large-spored version of H. nivea (10-12 × 5-6). Spores are oddly shaped, maybe the walls have collapsed?

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I don’t have any info on the odor.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-01-12 22:20:40 CST (-0600)

I didn’t realize that among these smallish white go whitish waxies there was a species split off according to odor. I see it now in the Wax Cap book.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-01-12 16:15:45 CST (-0600)
But what about….
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-01-12 15:45:58 CST (-0600)
Looks like H. virginea is the preferred synonym…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-11-12 19:07:55 CST (-0600)

for the time being.

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