Public Description of Humidicutis marginata (Peck) Singer

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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Small-medium (cap 1-5 cm1) orange waxy cap with bright orange gills. See more for footnotes and longer description.

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Diagnostic Description:

Non-viscid, orange cap; non-viscid, hollow stem; persistent, bright orange gills.1 4 Cap and stem can be moist,3 greasy or “slightly tacky” but “never truly viscid”.1


Eastern North America, Pacific Northwest, California.; Mexico.


Saprophobe, on humus or rotten wood, conifer and hardwood

Look Alikes:

Hygrocybe miniatus (fading scarlet gills)3
Hygrophorus flavescens (yellow gills)3


1 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986) (as Hygrocybe marginata)

2 Index Fungorum

3 Lincoff, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms (Alfred A. Knopf 1981) (as Hygrophorus marginatus)

4 MycoBank

6 Singer, R. 1958. Fungi Mexicani, series secunda – Agaricales. Sydowia. 12(1-6):221-243

5 Stuntz, Trial key to the species of HYGROPHORUS in the Pacific Northwest (2003) (as Hygrophorus marginatus var. marginatus)

Description author: Erlon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Joseph D. Cohen

Created: 2009-10-01 16:20:42 UTC (+0000) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
Last modified: 2018-08-04 22:37:46 UTC (+0000) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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