Observation 153557: Cuphophyllus virgineus (Wulfen) Kovalenko
When: 2013-11-18
No herbarium specimen

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Used references: Mcknight
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Recognized by sight: “Hygrocybe virginea” in the Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern NA manual.

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Oluna’s first impression
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-11-24 20:14:52 EST (-0500)

was Hygrophorus niveus = Cuphophyllus virgineus.
I will go there and see if there is any left after a few morning frosts we had.
Cf. also http://mushroomobserver.org/123266

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-11-24 19:52:31 EST (-0500)

definitely look more like Cuphophyllus/Hygrocybe

Douglas-fir grew close by
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-11-24 19:35:18 EST (-0500)

The specimen did not wait for closer examination.

Here in eastern NA…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-11-24 19:32:36 EST (-0500)

several names have been applied to white wax-cap mushrooms. Some appear to currently be placed in genus Hygrophorus. But according to Bessette/Sturgeon/Bessette, genus Hygrophorus features (mainly) mycorrhizal mushrooms. Photo appears to show a lawn-inhabiting mushroom. The Hygrocybe virginea complex includes at least one type which reportedly occurs on lawns.

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