Public Description of Hygrophorus subalpinus A.H. Sm.

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Name: Hygrophorus subalpinus A.H. Sm.
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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Thick, white “waxy-cap” with dry stem and a veil which often forms an inferior ring on the stem just above the bulb.1


Associated with mountain conifers1

Look Alikes:

1 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2 (Apr. 2014) (application, downloadable at


Common Name: Subalpine Waxy Cap

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editors: IntoTheFlames, Erlon Bailey