Public Description of Hygrophorus pusillus Peck

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Name: Hygrophorus pusillus Peck
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hygrophoraceae

General Description:

Pileus: white, 1-5 cm wide, convex to plane, margin uplifted at times; viscid, glabrous,disc may be tinged yellow or tan, flesh white, soft, thin, odor aromatic or of licorice, taste mild.

Gills: white, adnate to subdecurrent, subdistant, furcate near the margin.

Stipe: white, 2-8 cm long, 1-9 mm thick, solid, equal or tapering down, glabrous, apex may be slightly pruinose,

Diagnostic Description:

The aromatic odor will help separate this species from Hygrophorus piceae and Hygrocybe virginea.


British Columbia and Western USA and New York.


Under conifers

Look Alikes:

Hygrophorus piceae and Hygrocybe virginea.




Hesler, L. R. and Alexander H. Smith North American Species of Hygrophorus


Hygrophorus pusillus Peck, Bull. Torrey bot. Club 29: 69 (1902)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)

Created: 2011-03-05 22:36:23 CST (-0500) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2011-03-05 22:36:23 CST (-0500) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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