Collection location: Teague Hill Open Space Preserve, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Smells delicious with a strong sweet almond odor.
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The Smith and Hesler work covers the whole of the US, and doesn’t site much from CA, Smith did most of the western stuff there, from what I’ve read, and mostly it is from Idaho and the PWN. For California there is Largent’s Hygrophorus from 1986, and he does a good job covering CA, and getting in lots of samples and obs. there. But, he pretty much always errs on the side of using European names when ever something is close.
Since the Largent work, I think pretty much everyone has gone on to other taxonomic work, since Hygrophorus seems to be already done. But it does seem to be getting time to look at them again, there is a growing list of Hygrophorus that seems to different from European species.
But not sure how to do this? Or who should?
But I think this one, H. agathosmus doesn’t seem to be too strongly different compared to other Hygrophorus in the area here…
but that is a bit old and doesn’t include DNA analysis. Even if some of the names are wrong or old, it works quite well.
but as usual I would guess this needs a new name. I do not consider this conspecific with our H. agathosmus, and I just see a naked eye observation!
Any research on Californian Hygrophori done yet?
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