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Recognized by sight: Red to orange to yellow cap, non-fibrous stipe

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that’s the trouble with such a broad and worldwide spectrum of mycologists on this site…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-02-26 07:02:51 PST (-0800)

y’all are always popping our American species bubble, esp. on those species that were “borrowed” from the European literature! It’s good to see where we need to concentrate some of our future work, but have mercy! We’re doing the best we can as catch-up mycologists here in the “new” world. And at least we have some sort of species concept for these things, even if we need a new name

You get what you get…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-02-26 05:07:59 PST (-0800)

Well, for California, you get what you get in H. punicea. If you look at the photos, it is a fairly variable ’shroom in CA. Often in conditions are good, it will be red cap, off-white stipe, and white to yellow gills. Just change the conditions slightly, and you get orange and yellow in the cap, and yellow on the stipe. The gills seem to stay off-white to yellow.

You think this should be a different species? There is a good chance I would think, but probably you’ll only be able to say with molecular work. If you want anyone to believe you that is…

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-26 03:38:54 PST (-0800)

I will never get used to this – you guys calling these waxcaps punicea, with such bright yellow/orange tones on the cap, something I don’t recognize in our european Hygrocybe punicea. I hope you’ll get a better name for them soon..