Observation 21709: Hygrocybe subsect. Hygrocybe
When: 2009-06-05
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Fruiting under native tree ferns in New Zealand bush.
This species is very similar to B. astatogala apart from the yellow pigmentation and smaller fruit bodies.
One specimen in this collection showed the orange pigment similar to B. astatogala, it can be seen compared to one of the yellow specimens in the gill image!

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These two specimens were surprisingly from the same fruiting and showed an interesting pigment variation.
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Spores, all microscopy scale divisions=2.5 microns.
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Basidium.
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Basidium and cheilocystidium.
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Cheilocystidium.

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Eye3
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Although,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-06-05 18:20:20 CDT (-0500)

there are three differences, the colour, the yellow variety is consistently smaller and the blackening reaction is stronger.
Here’s a link to the orange variety for comparison.
http://mushroomobserver.org/21708?search_seq=508270

Hmm,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-06-05 18:08:06 CDT (-0500)

After examining and comparing both colour variations I suspect them to be the same species.

Bertrandia sp.
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-06-05 14:49:31 CDT (-0500)

As far as I am aware all Bertrandia are presently lumped under B. astatogala in New Zealand and Australia although I don’t agree with this. I once spoke to Geoff Ridley about this and provided collections. I see now he has separated out the yellow form in his retail book. Maybe we will see a paper on them one day!

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