Observation 194039: Hygrophorus Fr.

Notes:
Large fruiting; hundreds of mushrooms in arcs and clusters around ponderosa pines in an open area.
Lamellae of older specimens were quite bright pinkish-orange. Veil evanescent; a few young specimens had sparse cortina remnants. Odor and taste mild.

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43% (2)
Recognized by sight: olive-brown to red/yellow colors in cap, creamy yellowish to orange-pink gills, growth with ponderosa pine
47% (2)
Recognized by sight: A name from Newport, Oregon. Dark cap center, under pine.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: veil and gill color eliminates arenicola; cap color and intervenous gills eliminates hypothejus. DNA would be useful here to tease out what this might be.

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interesting collection, Thea!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-10-01 13:27:19 CDT (-0400)

odd that Hygrophorus arenicola (I read the 1912 description) is not even listed in the PNW Matchmaker key!