Observation 202950: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2015-04-17

Collection location: Wilder Ranch State Park, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

No specimen available

This specimen is not blackening from drying. The stipe was hollow. The cap was dry and shinny with brown, red, orange and yellow tints.



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Used references: Hygrophorus psittacinus var. californicus in Hesler & Smith (1963)

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By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-04-17 19:35:07 CDT (-0500)

certainly Hygrocybe and not Gliophorus.

Doesn’t look like it is blackening to me
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-04-17 19:07:03 CDT (-0500)

Fits Hesler’s description well I think, especially the bluing on the cap and at the apex of the stem: "Pileus 2-4 cm broad, obtusely conic with an incurved margin, expanding to plano-umbonate, “Gobelin blue” on margin and disc “Hay’s brown,” becoming “mineral red” with a paler disc, “Pompeian red” at times fading out to yellowish, some olive showing at times, entirely glutinous, margin striate when moist. Context thin; odor and taste none. Lamellae depressed-adnate to nearly free, vinaceous buff with a bluish cast when young, soon “light vinaceous fawn” to “fawn color,” gradually yellowish, subdistant, broad, ventricose. Stipe 6-9 cm long, 3.5-6 mm thick, apex bluish to bluish-vinaceous, pale orange downward but first passing through yellowish, equal or slightly enlarged downward, glutinous, tubular, and cartilaginous."


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