Observation 19623: Chromosera lilacina (P. Karst.) Vizzini & Ercole

When: 2004-09-24

Collection location: Red Bay, Labrador, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

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Weirdness in IF/SF as well…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-06-14 20:57:54 UTC (+0000)

So the basionym is Agaricus lilacinus which according to Species Fungorum has a “current name” of Hygrocybe lilacina, but Chromosera lilacina is not listed as a formal synonym. Anyone find a copy of the paper? All I found was the first page here:


most of which is in Italian. There is an English abstract so it’s possible other parts are in English. The website for the publisher, http://www.micolvegetmedit.it, is entirely in Italian so I can’t really tell if there’s a paywall or how to get a copy. Sigh.

awesome shot &
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2013-06-14 20:53:11 UTC (+0000)

great find!

By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-06-14 20:40:19 UTC (+0000)

Ah, Patrick didn’t literally mean this week. Interesting that it isn’t in MycoBank, but it is in IF.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-06-14 16:10:45 UTC (+0000)

Considerazioni sul genere Hygrocybe s. lato:
il nuovo genere Dermolomopsis e nuove Combinazioni in Chromosera
Alfredo Vizzini, Enrico Ercole.

Micol. Veget. Medit., 26 (1): 91-106. 2011

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-14 14:52:24 UTC (+0000)

Several species are now getting put into Chromosera…but do we need to change/expand the definition of this genus, now that we have more than the single species of C. cyanophylla?


Does the micro match up, at least?

From MycoKey:

Chromosera: Generic short diagnoses: Omphalinoid/hygrocyboid/mycenoid, viscid, colourful agaric with arcuate decurrent, blue lamellae and white inamyloid spores but dextrinoid trama.

Got reference?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-06-14 14:45:37 UTC (+0000)
New name
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2013-06-14 14:30:35 UTC (+0000)

It’s known as Chromosera lilacina … this week.

Nice one, Noah!
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-06-14 14:11:05 UTC (+0000)

I can find no mention of this in the NA Waxy Cap book, which is surprising seeing as this is such a distinctive mushroom. So, I suppose it’s a rare species.

Why do I hear
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-06-14 00:50:32 UTC (+0000)

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Strawberry Fields Forever at the same time?

Striking photo!
By: Chris Parrish (kitparrish)
2011-03-15 05:39:17 UTC (+0000)

The lichen in the background looks like Arctoparmelia incurva, as in MO Observation #24602

A beauty!
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-03-21 21:24:52 UTC (+0000)

Good shot Noah!

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-03-21 18:32:44 UTC (+0000)

That is one of the prettiest mushroom photos I’ve ever seen!
Any idea what the background is?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-03-21 14:07:52 UTC (+0000)

I think it was in The Genus Hygrocybe by Boertmann.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-03-21 02:58:19 UTC (+0000)

Stunning picture.

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