Observation 64214: Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2011-03-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Spores ~ 8.0-10.2 X 4.8-6.0 microns.

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Yeah…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-03-10 17:40:39 GMT (+0000)

I think what we really need to do is publish these species…
We’ve suspected that they are different for so long. Blegghh.
More than 40% of the names out here are followed by: “not a very good match for the European or Eastern concept…”

PS – Really nice observation, Ron!

I"m beginning to think
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-10 17:18:36 GMT (+0000)

we need to qualify west coast fungi with sensu West Coast, North America. Of course we would have to do the same for the Northeast, Southeast etc. My concept of H. punicea is that it is generally larger, viscid and it is darker red than the non viscid H. coccinea. It also usually has a notched gill attachment.

This is
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-03-10 02:22:06 GMT (+0000)

what we call H. punicea out here, not H. coccinea, which hardly ever gets so robust, and is never as bright yellow.

color & gill attachment
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-10 01:58:56 GMT (+0000)

point to H. coccinea. BUT these two are very very close. See descriptions on this site.

Used Arora’s descriptions
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-03-10 01:50:38 GMT (+0000)

to differentiate between the two species. H. punicea has slightly larger spores and are more oblong. H.coccinea has a smooth stalk and H. punicea often has a more fibrillose-striate stalk, which these had.

Very nice photos!
By: BakerSt10
2011-03-10 01:45:45 GMT (+0000)

good observation

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