Observation 207370: Hygrocybe subsect. Hygrocybe
When: 2015-06-20
No herbarium specimen

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H. singeri group
By: Phil (gunchky)
2016-06-05 10:35:19 PDT (-0700)

Has been deprecated to H. subsection hygrocybe.

Who
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-06-24 16:58:17 PDT (-0700)

anonymously voted against this being closely related to H. singeri?

The stem
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2015-06-24 13:12:20 PDT (-0700)

is slippery, though not slimy, as it leaves no residue or stickiness on fingers. The cap became more sticky as it got drier.

I’m sure you have better resources
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-06-23 13:26:37 PDT (-0700)

than I do and I guess it may depend on whether you’re a splitter or not according to Arora. All of my references make a distinction between the two species based in part on sliminess of the stem and distribution.

Stem sliminess isn’t actually a great ID trait for these…
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-06-23 09:50:29 PDT (-0700)

but I don’t remember the source for that.

(Anyway, H. conica is in the singeri group…)

Was stem slimy?
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-06-23 06:47:04 PDT (-0700)

I think blackening longitudinally striated stem is true also of H. conica. Stem of H. singeri is slimy. Also, from what I’ve read the latter is a west coast species to upper great lakes while the former is widespread in NA.

Terri

Species suggestion?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-06-22 18:47:12 PDT (-0700)

The stems have blackening striations.

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