Name: Hygrophorus speciosus Peck
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Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Hygrophorus speciosus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Peck

Citation: Ann. Rep. N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 29: 43 (1878) [1876]

Deprecated Synonyms: Hygrocybe speciosa

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Hygrophorus

Species: Hygrophorus speciosus

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Pileus: 2–5 cm., convex to plane, at times with an acute umbo, viscid, bright orange-red overall when young, becoming orange to orange-yellow overall or toward the margin.
Gills: adnate to slightly decurrent,distant to subdistant, broad, waxy, white to yellowish
Stipe: 4–10 cm long, whitish to yellowish, glabrous to fibrillose, viscid when young

Peck’s original description, from Peck, C.H. 1878. Report of the Botanist (1875). Annual Report on the New York State Museum of Natural History. 29 :29-82

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