Observation 123193: Gliophorus psittacinus var. californicus

When: 2013-01-20

Seen at: SOMA Camp, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: George Riner (mycogeo)

No specimen available

display ID: SOMA2013-0068

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Recognized by sight: the blue-green color morph of G. psittacinus. How did these get so saturated in such a dry dry year???

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are these blue-green morphs…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-02-08 08:49:32 PST (-0800)

still considered to be the same sp. as G. psittacinus? DNA determined?

If so, they are Gliophorus, not Hygrocybes. The variety merely refers to the color morph.

Psittacinus is not a Hygrocybe anymore. See Jean Lodge’s lovely synoptic key to the Hygrophoroid clade for more name changes: goodbye Camarophyllus (sob), hello Cuphophyllus!

We can kick and scream (and do) but it is what it is. Time to reprogram our brains. Again. Sigh.

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