First person to use this name on MO: Erlon Bailey
Name: Hygrocybe subsect. Coccineae
Author: (Bataille) Singer
Citation: Lilloa 22: 152 (1949) [MB#804101]
Synonym(s):Hygrocybe punicea group
Deprecated Synonyms: Hygrocybe subsect. Puniceae (Fayod) Arnolds ex Candusso
Remarks: [= Hygrocybe subsect. Puniceae (Fayod) Arnolds ex Candusso (1997), superfluous, nom. illeg., = Hygrocybe subsect. “Inopodes” Singer (1952), nom. invalid] H. punicea, the type of Hygrocybe subsect. Puniceae, falls into the same subsection as H. coccinea, the type of subsect. Coccineae, which was described earlier. http://www.mycobank.org/...
Description type: Original description
Description: Pileus brightly colored, lubricous or viscid at least when young. Lamellae broadly adnate or slightly sinuate, sometimes with a decurrent tooth. Basidiospores usually narrow (mean Q 1.5–2.4), often constricted; mean ratio of basidia to basidiospore length > 5. Pileipellis a persistent or ephemeral ixocutis or mixed ixocutis-ixotrichodermium with narrow hyphae (2–5 µm wide) embedded in gel over hyphae of moderate diameter (6–12 µm wide). Chains of ellipsoid to subglobose hyphal elements generally absent from the hypodermium. http://mycobank.org/...