Observation 23201: Hygrocybe tristis (Pers.) F.H. Møller

When: 2009-07-13

Collection location: Geneva, Switzerland [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found and id’ed by others at the SMG meeting. These were small, cute with nicely peaked caps. The caps were hygrophanous, and I can’t remember I saw H. acutoconica as hygrophanous or not (strange, since I’ve seen it often enough). There wasn’t any orange in these, not like the one from California which pretty much always had orange in the disc at least.

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Another possibility is Hygrocybe tristis.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-15 13:23:46 PDT (-0700)
Taking a step back
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-15 10:24:28 PDT (-0700)

You are probably right, about this not being H. conica. I haven’t seen them either with the same yellow colour on the gills as the cap and stem.

I remember now that H. persistens can turn slightly grey or brownish on the stem. I guess that people at the SMG meeting are using the name acutoconica for that species. It is for the time being considered a synonym, but I doubt that the original american acutoconica (with its two-coloured cap) is the same.

Then there is H. konradii, which I don’t know how to tell apart from persistens..

Did you see these notes?

Um, maybe…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-15 08:40:17 PDT (-0700)

Not sure about H. conica. These really weren’t really staining black. The stipes were mostly just very dirty. Not like the “H. conica” that I’m used to (if the western stuff is really that species).

Created: 2009-07-15 08:14:34 PDT (-0700)
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