Observation 19581: Hygrocybe flavifolia (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Singer

When: 2009-03-18

Collection location: Canyon, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

Specimen available

Growing under tall old Redwoods. Solitary. I still have the specimen if anyone needs to study it further.

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Recognized by sight: Very viscid stipe and pileus. No significant odor.

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absolutely dry it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-19 21:11:41 CDT (-0500)

and then I’d contact Desjardin at SFSU to see if he wants it for the Thiers herbariium. I’m guessing yes.
it’s amazing and i am totally jealous…that’s one of the critters that i was lurking in the redwoods hoping to see!

single collection
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-03-19 20:50:41 CDT (-0500)

No, I have only ever found it once (and a single fruitbody at that). I am not surprised that the color has not faded – it is so intense and innate, not some transitory light-sensitive pigment like some other Hygrocybe.

Once again, great find!

That was Fast!!
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-03-19 18:04:14 CDT (-0500)

Christian, I just read about your previous collection of this species. Have you found it more than that one time?
I still have the specimen. It has retained it’s coloration after 24hrs.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-03-19 17:57:13 CDT (-0500)

Nice find – looks like our density of observers is paying off.

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