Observation 188794: Hygrocybe singeri group
When: 2014-11-12
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First time I’ve encountered this waxy cap. When I found it, the stem was clean yellow with a white base. The cap was clean deep oranges. I used a paint brush to wipe off the dirt and it was like I had painted it with black ink. It turns out this unique Hygrocybe bruises black!

About 2.5 inches tall and 2 inches across the cap.



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-33% (3)
Used references: MushroomExpert.com ( see Reference Lodge et al., 2013)
52% (3)
Recognized by sight: Hygrocybe conica does not exist in North America. " Hygrocybe conica is a species aggregate containing at
least 11 well-supported cryptic species." http://fungi.myspecies.info/...
32% (2)
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Thanks for comments and links.
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-11-17 12:56:00 EST (-0500)

It seems this fishing is still flipping around on the boat deck.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-11-17 12:46:38 EST (-0500)

There are at least four unique species of blackening Hygrocybe in four separate clades in North America. None of the clades have names, and they have not been defined properly at this point. I use the name Hygrocybe singeri group because H. singeri is the only species of blackening Hygrocybe we have a name for from America, that I know of. H. singeri was described from Oregon; I do not think this is it in the ‘strict sense’. H. conica group works as well for now. However, H. conica was described from Germany, and even the British collections do not match the type collection for H. conica.


whose authority?
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-11-17 12:21:09 EST (-0500)

The paper (2013) referenced at the bottom on www.mushroomexpert.com/hygrocybe_conica.html shows “Hygrocybe conica” as associated with Eastern North America. Perhaps Hygrocye conic (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. is not correct but I don’t think Hygrocybe singeri is either.

Stem not slimy
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-11-17 11:02:06 EST (-0500)

Per Mushroom Expert, H. singeri is identical to H. conic except that the stem is slimy.

This specimen did not have a slimy stem.

Created: 2014-11-17 00:28:08 EST (-0500)
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