Public Description of Hygrophorus inocybiformis A.H. Sm.

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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Pileus: gray to brown, 2-7 cm wide, conic to campanulate, becoming convex to plane, broadly umbonate; surface appressed fibrillose dry, margin with partial veil remnants, flesh white to gray, odor and taste mild.

Gills: white at first, becoming grayish in age, subdecurrent, subdistant to distant, thick, medium to broad, veined at times, edges entire.

Stipe: 3-7 cm long, 5-15 mm thick, equal, solid, dry, apex silky white, lower area streaked with dark gray brown fibrils over a whitish under layer.

Diagnostic Description:

Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus var olivaceoalbus has a gelatinous pileus surface and slime veil on the stipe.


Nova Scotia, Quebec, Idaho and California


Terrestrial or in moss under hemlock, balsam fir, and spruce.

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Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus var olivaceoalbus




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


Hygrophorus inocybiformis A.H. Sm., Mycologia 36(3): 246 (1944)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)