Observation 51546: Neohygrocybe subovina (Hesler & A.H. Smith) Lodge & Padamsee
When: 2010-08-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This mushroom was growing by itself on a steep hillside under oaks. This is only the second time I have encountered Hygrocybe subovina and the first time I’ve found it at Strouds Run.

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blackish brown mushroom
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-08-29 14:09:38 CDT (-0400)

Gills in the in situ image are illuminated with blue-spectrum diode light. I wish I had a source of illumination with a more balanced spectrum. Quantum-dot technology might soon produce a tunable-spectrum LED pocket light, but for now the blue white light is better than no light. The gills would have been in a dark shadow if I used no external light at all.

The middle image is illuminated with a mix of full sun (red-tinted because it was evening), blue diode light to fill in the shadows, and if I recall, a bit of flash for good measure.

The bottom image, which shows a hollow stipe, is illuminated with flash only.

This observation shows a little blackish Hygrocybe. The photos are beautiful; this does not diminish the observation’s scientific merit.

look pink to me
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-08-28 22:07:12 CDT (-0400)


The gills looks kind of blue-green
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-28 22:05:08 CDT (-0400)

but then again, the acorn looks kind of purple

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