Name: Hygrocybe subsect. Hygrocybe
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Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Hygrocybe

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Hygrocybe (subg. Hygrocybe; sect. Hygrocybe) subsect. Hygrocybe [autonym]

Type species: Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P. Kumm., Für Pilzk. (Zwickau): 111 (1871)

“Characters as in sect. Hygrocybe; pileus surface sometimes fibrillose. Usually differs from subsect. Macrosporae in presence of black staining reactions and fibrillose pileus.”


Lodge, D. J., Padamsee, M., Matheny, P. B., Aime, M. C., Cantrell, S. A., Boertmann, D., … & Ainsworth, A. M. (2014). Molecular phylogeny, morphology, pigment chemistry and ecology in Hygrophoraceae (Agaricales). Fungal Diversity, 64(1), 1-99.

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What’s sloppy or misleading about this page?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-01-02 02:26:31 CET (+0100)

This is a page for a subsection name, not a species name. Surely embarrassing to mistake one for the other, but even the worst of us make mistakes.

Index Fungorum is a great resource but unfortunately it’s irrelevant to whether it’s useful to have a name page on MO.

If you find a feature of a website you use – or, for that matter, the entire website – confusing, you may find that, if you ask wait for help understanding how it works before (ab)using it, your frustrations will disappear. Good luck!

Name pages of MO are sloppy and misleading
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2017-01-02 02:14:40 CET (+0100)

Scientific name consists of a generic name + specific epitheton + authority
Name Pages of MO are embarrassing and useless!
Go directly into the Index/Species Fungorum if you want to know proper spelling and authorities of scientific name of fungi of lichens.

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