Observation 14943: Hygrophorus hypothejus (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2008-12-04

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Dark disc, brown cap with orange colors, and yellow gills.

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H. hypothejus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-05 13:06:32 CST (-0500)

There is a version of H. hypothejus the grows around Mendocino, that is very variable, and worse, the colors change dramatically as it grows. Starts with a flat grey-brown cap and light yellow gills, and ends up orange-brown with a dark disc, and yellow to orange gills. Sometimes it develops red in the cap also. A fairly annoying mushroom to id with all the color changes.

It should have a glutenous veil that might only see as a pale translucent ring at the top of the stipe.

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