Name: Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.
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Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Hygrocybe

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Collected by : G. Douwes
Collection date : oct 1963
Country (state) :

Location details : Oostvoorne “Weeversduin”

Holotype location: Germany
Paper on phylogenetics:

Brief Description:

Ecology: Saprobic under hardwoods or conifers; growing alone or gregariously; spring through fall, winter in warmer climates; widely distributed in North America.

Cap: 2-7 cm; sharply to broadly conic, sometimes convex with a conic point; slimy when fresh, but soon dry or tacky; smooth or finely hairy in age; reddish to scarlet orange, often with olive to greenish tints; bruising and discoloring black.

Gills: Nearly free from the stem; close; whitish, becoming yellowish orange or olive yellow; bruising black.

Stem: 6-11 cm long; 5-10 mm thick; colored like the cap, white at the base; equal; moist but not slimy; fragile; splitting; often grooved lengthwise or twisted; hollow; bruising black.

Flesh: Colored like the cap; thin; blackening on exposure.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 9-12 × 5.5-6.5 µ; smooth; elliptical to irregular. Gill tissue parallel.

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H. conica
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2016-07-29 12:48:24 PDT (-0700)

Molecular work has shown H. conica sensu stricto. does not occur in NA. See the work of Lodge et al., and also Dr. Paul Cannon.

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