Observation 77794: Gliophorus perplexus (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Kovalenko
When: 2011-09-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: It is not green or even a little green or red. But it has the look. No gill shot. What do you think?

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Thanks debbie and irene,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-10-12 19:43:04 EDT (-0400)

I can’t believe I did not photograph the gills, oh well, it was fungi overload that weekend. The only reason I thought H. psitticina is the translucent slimpy cap with the gills visible from above. I have seen this only rarely in Hygrocybe so I appreciate Irene’s suggestions for future research.

According to Boertmann
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-10-08 03:12:54 EDT (-0400)

at least ceracea occurs i North America (as subceracea), so why not glutinipes, (maybe with another name).

Now, if the gills are yellow and notched, psittacina without any green is a possibility.
With gills yellow and decurrent, it could be vitellina.
If the gills are white and more or less adnate, then my suggestion is ceracea or glutinipes.

thanks Irene…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-07 13:14:35 EDT (-0400)

for a more helpful comment than mine!

here’s a link to a nice treatment of H. ceracea: http://tinyurl.com/3e2gw2z

Did you peek at the gill color, Martin?

Do we know that H. ceracea (or glutinipes) even occurs in NA?

Hygrocybe
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-10-07 12:52:16 EDT (-0400)

ceracea (or glutinipes if the stem is as slimy as the cap..). A gill shot would have been helpful, of course.

welcome to the wonderful world of Hygrocybe ID, Martin…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-07 12:36:39 EDT (-0400)

aaaaaaaggggggghhhhhh.

ooops, sorry. was I screaming again?

probably not psittacina, at any rate, although that mushroom can be quite a chameleon.
I have never seen a yellow psittacina: pink, green, tan, turquoise, sure, but heck, I haven’t seen everything, everywhere. Just ask my friends. ;)

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