Name: Hygrophorus caerulescens Berk. & M.A. Curtis
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Hygrophorus caerulescens

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Author: Berk. & M.A. Curtis

Citation: Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4: 292 (1859) [MB#215316]


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Hygrophorus

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Collected by: C.J. Sprague
Collectors number: M.A. Curtis 5434
Location details: New England

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“Hygrophorus caerulescens Berk. & Curt. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. III. 4: 292. 1859. Described from specimens collected by Sprague among dead leaves and sticks in woods in New England. Like all Sprague’s collections at Kew, this is accompanied by excellent notes and a beautiful sketch, which is very similar to Camarophyllus fulvosus in shape. The pileus is described as “delicate blue-drab,” the lamellae as “much decurrent, of a deeper colour than the pileus," and the stipe as “ white with a light blue tint."" North American flora, 1916

“… similar to H. subviolaceus in appearance; however, a study of the type H. caerulescens shows that, having a subparallel gill trama, it is a member of the section Hygrocybe; or possibly it is a member of section Hygrophorus in which, on revived sections, the hyphae of the gill trama do not regain their normal arrangement.” Title: North American species of Hygrophorus / L.R. Hesler and Alexander H. Smith. Author: Hesler, L. R. (Lexemuel Ray)

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