Observation 121598: Hygrophorus Fr.

When: 2012-12-29

Collection location: Columbia, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-08 12:11:01 CST (-0500)

is this American Hygrophorus hypothejus another species different from the European one? Or is it Hygrophorus aureus? But even for that last one it is too brightly red.
Our European hypothejus can get reddish sometimes, in the stipe or in the gills but never on the cap, the cap always has some shade of yellow or brown or greyish-brown to blackish but never vivid red.

Okay thanks for clarifying :)
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2012-12-30 12:51:50 CST (-0500)
The colors
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-12-30 12:46:42 CST (-0500)

darken and go more red as it ages, (at least in CA) plus it also grows under Ponderosa Pine.

By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2012-12-30 12:11:06 CST (-0500)

I’m sure you’ve got better reasons than me, but the colors seem way off for that ID. These were an extremely vibrant red and yellow. Also, I don’t think the types of Pine trees that those Hygrophorus are said to grow under(Bishop and Beach) grow in the Sierras.

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