Observation 122712: Gliophorus perplexus (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Kovalenko

When: 2013-01-12

Collection location: Pogonip Open Space Reserve, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

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You could be right but different sizes
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2016-11-11 18:58:38 CST (-0600)

of caps are normal occurrences in species. I have found many different specimens of the same fungi which were different sizes, some much larger than others.

Half an inch perplexus?
By: Steve (Lokness)
2016-11-11 11:26:43 CST (-0600)

Thanks Tao; I wonder if I am comparing two different species here then? The one being a type of G. psittacina and the other being a much larger Gliophorus here in the PNW? Those that I am watching are consistently a bit over 5cm at full expansion.

Thanks for the Lodge paper link. Dr. Lodge has reviewed pictures of this mushroom in the PNW and she suggest it may be a larger western population.

Appreciate the comments.

Hellow Steve
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2016-11-09 22:04:46 CST (-0600)

I believe the caps were about a half inch wide or so at full expansion and yes I have found the Californian variation: http://mushroomobserver.org/122808?q=8ci
Gliophorus perplexus is just the new name of Hygrocybe psittacina/Gliophorus psittacinus.
Read The paper: http://link.springer.com/...

Tao, got a cap size ……
By: Steve (Lokness)
2016-11-09 12:02:00 CST (-0600)

…….on this observation?

Have you seen it before or since?

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