Observation 79505: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-10-09

Collection location: Bosque Fagus, Plan de Sedeño, Veracruz, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

No odor or taste.

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nice follow-up Alan.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-02 16:48:50 PDT (-0700)
Red Gliophorus
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-10-02 14:40:45 PDT (-0700)

I think there are some red Gliophorus (or at least things we’d currently call Gliophorus).

This one looks more pinkish, but either way, I would not be surprised if it did belong to the clade with Gliophorus in it. Except for the stipe being dry, it reminds me of these observation 49686

Here’s one:

And then there are the reddish-orange forms of G. psittacinus that can be found across most of the range (which sometimes get called G. perplexus).

And sometimes G. laetus looks very red: observation 137542

There’s also a very orange one in Santa Cruz that I’ve been provisionally calling G. fenestrus.

Thanks for following up.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-02 14:30:22 PDT (-0700)
Spoke with Dr. Lodge
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-10-02 14:18:20 PDT (-0700)

She says this collection is definitely a Hygrocybe due to the pigmentation. While there are some very viscid Hygrocybe species, the pigments are different in Hygrocybe and Gliophorus. There are no red Gliophorus species.

My mistake
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-02 12:18:07 PDT (-0700)

Neither is G. psittacinus, necessarily. I have found it in a decidedly non-viscid, fresh state.

G. psittacina is extremely viscid
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-10-02 09:33:17 PDT (-0700)

As are all members of Gliophorus, as far as I know. G. psittacina is so viscid that it is difficult to pull out of the ground without breaking it.

next time …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-02 09:13:10 PDT (-0700)

send these to Jean Lodge.

Neither is G. psittacinus
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-02 08:37:06 PDT (-0700)

which this resembles. The pearlescent stipe is the main feature drawing my attention.

This species is not very viscid
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-10-02 07:35:30 PDT (-0700)

I think Hygrocybe is more likely than Gliophorus.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-21 10:34:26 PST (-0800)

looking forward to your “Mexican Mushroom Greatest Hits” program (your title may vary) for BAMS, in May!

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-10-14 20:29:36 PDT (-0700)

seems like it must be… but this is Mexico.

By: caphillkid
2011-10-14 14:14:43 PDT (-0700)

Striking colors. Maybe Hygrocybe?

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