Observation 137542: Gliophorus laetus group

Cap 2cm, translucent brown with pale radial / pie-shaped markings from drying or infection, center of cap red, fading to pale brown at margin, cap strongly striate. Gills waxy, pale, attached to stipe. Stipe slimy, pink at top, yellow at bottom, tapered, white at base. Stipe appears hollow where broken off at base.Under green alder (alnus viridis), oak, maple, solitary, in leaf duff, soil, between talus below spring; ground wet.Fungarium – NIH and Regional mycoflora #22

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Recognized by sight: group, anyways… and it may be a big group…
77% (2)
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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-07-04 12:47:48 CDT (-0400)
Thanks Christian
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-06-25 11:09:44 CDT (-0400)

It is a pleasant and unexpected experience on MO when it turns out that ‘everyone is right’. The range of specimens proposed for the name H. laeta and the ambiguity regarding the separation between Hygrocybe and Gliophorus remind me that everyone loves these critters, even if we can’t figure out what to call them.

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