Observation 129407: Hygrocybe nigrescens (Quél.) Kühner

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Recognized by sight: in 1400 m a.s.l., bigger fruitbodies than conica
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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-24 06:06:26 PST (-0800)

from Quelet is H. nigrescens as I understand it, especially growing in higher altitudes on pastures or margin of it (like here), with bigger fruitbodies (the biggest was 7-8 cm cap diameter). The only thing I do not get is “chapeau blanc” ?

About H. nigrescens
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-02-24 05:40:09 PST (-0800)

I’m not sure what nigrescens is, but I have the impression that it’s an even sturdier conica-form with a fibrous stem and cap, reaching 10 cm width, originally named Hygrophorus puniceus var. nigrescens.
Like a blackening Hygrocybe intermedia..

Here’s a description after Quélet:
“Chapeau campanulé, 10 cm, festonné, lobé, blanc, puis citrin ou jonquille, rayé de fibrilles rosées ou orangées, enfin satiné et gris.
lamelles crème ou citrines, orangées à la base, puis grises, noircissant, ainsi que la chair et la cuticule. Pied fibro-spongieux, dur, ridé striolé, fissile, citrin, rayé d’orangé, blanc à la base. Chair orangée, blanche dans le pied; sur lilacin à l’air. Spore ellipsoïde pruniforme, 13-15 my. Dans les bruyères et paturages montagneux.”

Irene,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-24 04:01:05 PST (-0800)

H. cinereifolia is considered a synonym by me.

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