Observation 17439: Hygrocybe laetissima (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Singer

When: 2009-01-24

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

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

61% (2)
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 15:09:53 PST (-0800)

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 01:52:31 PST (-0800)

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

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