Observation 30240: Hygrophorus Fr.

When: 2009-12-10

Collection location: Freedom Blvd., Aptos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

Specimen available

Thinly viscid with a small, distinct umbo even at age


Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz

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Recognized by sight: No distinct smell, only slight yellowing or bleaching in KOH.

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Well then…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-14 15:47:19 CST (-0500)

You could compare with other obs. and the description for H. brunneus, maybe?

Among european species
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-12-14 12:10:51 CST (-0500)

it doesn’t look much like discoideus (grows with spruce). If you need a european name, it looks closer to Hygrophorus arbustivus (grows with oak).

it does superficially resemble the European material for discoideus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-14 10:40:08 CST (-0500)

but what are the odds? Plus, discoideus is an alpine species. Something similar can be found in the Sierra, often a good bit brighter than the material shown here, but of course I understand that it has been raining…

Document it, Christian! I’d say we haven’t nailed the ID quite yet.

Might be…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-14 04:12:07 CST (-0500)

Could be H. discoideus? Somewhere close to that…

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