Observation 86447: Hygrocybe fornicata (Fr.) Singer

When: 2012-01-15

Seen at: SOMA Camp, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

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I’ll chime in…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-02-07 12:43:12 CST (-0500)

We have two things that get called Hygrocybe fornicata in CA. This is H. fornicata sensu Hesler and Smith. I see it every once in a while (I had four collections of it this year, but they are usually singles). It generally occurs north of the Bay Area.

We also have fornicata sensu Thiers. It is a little more grayish-brown to brownish-gray on the disc (there is one sitting on the desk next to me right now…) and a range on the central coast (I have seen it in Marin, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Co) it is a late winter fruiter, usually under Redwood or bay.

H. fornicata is an European name, so…

I also have this collection.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-07 12:33:35 CST (-0500)

but using what features?

a shame if this one wasn’t saved. I am not convinced of the ID from what I can see in the photo.

it’s a finite pool of IDers, most of whom are on MO. Perhaps they he or she will chime in?

I remember Christian talking about the cool Hygrocybes that showed up…hard to believe that the weird ones/rarities didn’t get challenged by the folks there.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-02-07 12:20:58 CST (-0500)

The ID tables were staffed in rotating two hour shifts with about a dozen people. It could have been named by someone from the East Coast.

how was this determination made?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-07 11:42:41 CST (-0500)

not such a good match w/the description in the Bessettes Wax Cap book. and quite the potentially disparate distribution: New York AND California??!

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