Pileus: 8-15 mm, convex to plane, bright yellow to yellow orange. fading to pale yellow to whitish at the margins.
Gills: yellowish with white edges, at times tinged pink, broad.
Stipe: long in proportion to the pileus, 4 to 9 cm long, orange or yellow with orange tints near the apex, hairy at the base.
Is this Hygrocybe one that anyone actually ever identifies? That’s the only reason this name should be approved on MO. Otherwise, it’s just going to keep being misapplied by people who should be using Mycena crocea.
The (assumed) fact that the species of the type hasn’t been identified doesn’t mean the name is good; there are tons of solidly obsolete/deprecated genera (not just species) whose types haven’t been actually synonymized with a species.
The type of Mycena luteopallens was actually a Hygrocybe… Peck fail!
Created: 2007-06-19 02:44:59 CDT (-0400) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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