Observation 158694: Hygrophorus camarophyllus sensu CA

Brought into the ACCF foray at Albion; collector unknown.

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-4% (3)
Recognized by sight: dramatically large and beautiful waxy with strongly contrasting gills and cap/stipe. cap shallowly umbonate, only slightly viscid.
Based on chemical features: fragrance faintly sweet.
-27% (1)
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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-03-01 18:57:05 PST (-0800)

now at UCB.

depends upon your source…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-01-27 09:53:41 PST (-0800)

PNW key council sez the gills on calophyllus ARE decurrent, but Largent sez only slightly decurrent.

On the H. camarophyllus side is the fact that the cap was not very viscid, but it IS pretty darned dry out there.

The gills are a cream color, neither pink nor gray (altho the photo showed gray shadows due to the flash).

I will do the micro, and post those results.

Of course, it is not a perfect match for either of those two species, according to published descriptions.
Perhaps there is yet another cryptic species out there? These were HUGE.

Or maybe there just haven’t been enough collections of these rare fungi made for all of their morpho manifestations to be described?

We found a ton of cool waxies at ACCF. More on the BAMS list later today.

Hygrophorus calophyllus
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-01-27 09:31:21 PST (-0800)

doesn’t have decurrent gills and has a viscid cap…

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