Name: Camarophyllus borealis (Peck) Murrill
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Status: Deprecated

Name: Camarophyllus borealis

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Peck) Murrill

Citation: N. Amer. Fl. (New York) 9(6): 385 (1916)

Preferred Synonyms:Cuphophyllus borealis (Peck) Bon

Deprecated Synonyms: Hygrophorus borealis Peck, Hygrocybe borealis (Peck) Bon, Omphalina tepeitensis Murrill


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Cuphophyllus

Species: Cuphophyllus borealis
  (= Camarophyllus borealis)

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Camarophyllus borealis (Peck) Singer). Clemencon (1982) reported this North American species from central Europe. It resembles Hygrocybe virginea, but according to Clemencon’s description it differs in having a dry pileus.

Pileus hemispherical, about 1 cm. across, white, smooth, non-viscid; flesh thin, white, odourless; gills broad, thick, equal, arched, adnato-decurrent, white, stipe equal, smooth, dry, white, solid.

(from the “Twenty-sixth Report on the State Museum”):

“Pileus thin, convex or expanded, smooth, moist, white, sometimes striatulate;
lamellae arcuate-decurrent, distant, white; stem smooth, equal or tapering downwards, stuffed, white.
Plant 2’ (5 cm) high, pileus 8”-12" (2-3 cm) broad, stem 1" (2,5 mm) thick.
Ground in woods. Croghan and Copake. September and October.
The species is related to H. niveus but the pileus is not viscid."

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By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2013-11-03 15:37:19 CST (-0600)

See Lodge et al. 2013. Molecular phylogeny, morphology, pigment chemistry and ecology in Hygrophoraceae (Agaricales). Fungal Diversity. 10.1007/s13225-013-0259-0

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