Observation 196572: Hygrocybe nigrescens sensu Largent

Under oak and eucalyptus, in many places.

Caps up to 8 cm across. From yellow to red, dark red, and black. Stem not viscid. Gills exude yellow juice where cut.

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35% (2)
Recognized by sight: Type collection is from Mt. Hood
55% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Largent, D.L. (1985). The Agaricales (Gilled Fungi) of California. 5. Hygrophoraceae. Mad River Press: Eureka, CA. 208 p.

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-20 14:37:49 EST (-0500)

I was going to suggest H. nigrescens sensu Largent as well, but I am only just starting to wrap my head around what that concept is.

I think I’ve only found it once, here observation 196761

A group that needs work
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2015-01-20 13:22:51 EST (-0500)

I think H. nigrescens (sensu Largent) comes closest to this, color and habitat match. H. conica (the true one from Europe) has not been found in NA in any of the sequences according to Jean Lodge.

See the discussion here
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-20 12:11:42 EST (-0500)
Thanks; name
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2015-01-20 03:42:55 EST (-0500)

@Judy: Thank you.

@Alan: What character do you use to distinguish between H. conica and H. singeri? I eliminated H. singeri because the stipes didn’t look viscid to me.

Your photos are extraordinary and
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-01-18 10:53:54 EST (-0500)

so helpful for identification.

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