Observation 90600: Hygrophorus brunneus Largent

When: 2011-12-21

Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under live oak, C. bay.

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Recognized by sight: similar to brunneus, but with a more pinkish cap

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-01-05 14:16:36 CST (-0500)

What Largent calls roseibrunneus in Ag of CA is http://mushroomobserver.org/85040
which is H. erubescens sensu CA…

older name
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-01-05 14:13:13 CST (-0500)

If they are the same H. roseibrunneus is the older name…

Oy, Hygrophorus roseibrunneus…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2013-01-05 00:40:06 CST (-0500)

Don’t get me started on that, H. roseibrunneus. Go ahead, look over my other H. brunneus from Los Trancos. I just saw some this last weekend, all from the same area, in the same spot, and this last weekend, no pink. Just the central disc was brown, the rest white. The name H. roseibrunneus is from Murrill, from Jasper Ridge, which is right around the corner here. And he described it very quickly from the one trip, with all the other stuff he just passed through and dropped a bunch of names. The pink seems to be a conditional thing, it is there sometimes, and sometimes not, and sometimes goes away. I’ve seen clusters where only a couple were pink.

Either they are the same, or there is another Hygrophorus out there… Or I just might be confused as to what is H. roseibrunneus compared to H. brunneus… but I am sure that Murrill didn’t really know the species, or see it as much as I have, before describing that name…

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