Observation 128932: Hygrophorus nemoreus var. raphaneus Largent
When: 2013-02-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Peachy-orange cap, widely spaced gills, growth under oaks. Similar to pratensis but much larger and gills not decurrent when young.

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Recognized by sight: Sensu CA
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Used references: New taxa of Hygrophorus from California, Largent.

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Just looked through the finds of H. nemoreus,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-18 16:11:45 CST (-0500)

thought I had posted one but not yet.
The only genuine H. nemoreus in original sense of the European author is the one fund from Slovenia.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-18 16:09:02 CST (-0500)

your Hygrophorus needs a new name I am afraid once more.
This has not much to do or in common with our European H. nemoreus.

same species…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-18 15:55:53 CST (-0500)

that we first IDed at the Santa Cruz Fair this past January, our mysterious no longer Hygrophorus!

Gills apparently can be somewhat decurrent in this species, and are widely spaced in both nemoreus and pratensis; both can also be found under oak.

Other than size, the odor helps to distinguish it: nemoreus can smell radishy or like cucumber, like many other Hygrophs. Also, the gill trama is divergent (like an amanita), not interwoven like in pratensis.

Now that we have a search image for this one, I am sure that there will be more CA sightings here, soon. It certainly looks nothing like the H. nemoreus that Doug posted from Europe.

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