Observation 31608: Hygrocybe russocoriacea (Berk. & Jos.K. Mill.) P.D. Orton & Watling
When: 2010-01-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This was growing by itself under live oak ( Quercus agrifolia) really distinctive fragrance. Nearby was a large troop of Hygrocybe virginea which has no fragrance, and the last photo shows the two species side by side. I can’t distinguish them, which makes for a tough time identifying them if you are smell blind (My daughter’s phrase).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:21 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Bear Creek Trail, Briones Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California, USA’ to ‘Bear Creek Trail, Briones Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA

Images

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Spores at 1000x in Water
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This last image shows H. russocoriacea on the left and H. virginea ( with no fragrance) on the right. I can’t tell them apart, except by fragrance and H. virginea often grows in large troops

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Non viscid cap
Based on microscopic features: Spores: teardrop shaped 7-10µm x 5-7µm
Based on chemical features: Pleasant sweet fragrance like after-shave

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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H. russocoriacea vs. H. virginea
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2010-01-07 09:59:08 COT (-0500)

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