Public Description of Hygrophorus fuligineus Frost

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Name: Hygrophorus fuligineus Frost
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 Draft For Wild Mushrooms Of The Northeastern United States By Erlon Bailey (Private)

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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Cap: 4-13 cm wide, orbicular to convex to flat, glabrous, glutinous blackish brown at first becoming olivaceous brown, margin paler; flesh white, tinted gray near the pellicle, thick; odor and taste mild.
Gills: adnate to subdecurrent, subdistant, gluten covered in button stage, white to cream colored.
Stipe: 4-9 cm long, 1-2 cm thick, equal, solid, surface glutinous below from the slime veil, apex dry, silky to scabrous with an obscure annular zone where the slime ends, white to pale brownish.

Diagnostic Description:

Hygrophorus pustulatus is much smaller.


Widely distributed in Eastern North America


Under conifers, often under white pine.

Look Alikes:

Hygrophorus pustulatus is much smaller.




North American species of Hygrophorus / L.R. Hesler [and] Alexander H. Smith


Current Name:
Hygrophorus fuligineus Frost, Rep. (Ann.) N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 35: 134 (1884)

Limacium fuligineum (Frost) Singer, Annls mycol. 41(1/3): 6 (1943)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Erlon Bailey