Observation 17439: Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2009-01-24
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: found under redwood in mixed conifer forest ~6 miles from coast
Used references: MD, p.114

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H. laetissima?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-01-25 18:09:53 CST (-0500)

Arora mentions H. laetissima as having a brighter red cap (evident in your first photo), and a white stalk when young (background specimen in second photo)… But Hygrocybe punicea is definitely variable and these look very close.

Probably not the same
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-01-25 04:52:31 CST (-0500)

This seems to fit well with the american punicea, different from the european one..

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