Observation 21594: Gliophorus Herink

When: 2009-06-03

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

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On soil under leaf litter and tree ferns in native New Zealand bush.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-22 02:10:20 PST (-0800)

they do share the same ancestors, and Hygrophorus/Hygrocybe are closer to the boletes than the other agarics are. It’s an interesting idea that the particular colors and variations is a heritage they have in common.

Gomphidiaceae more closely related to boletes, not very closely to these white-spored agarics.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-11-21 22:50:17 PST (-0800)
The first thing I noticed
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-11-21 22:45:08 PST (-0800)

was the practically identical coloring (minus the smoky grey gill/spore color) between this and several Gomphidius spp. from the Pacific Northwest. What I previously called G. subroseus can apparently be G. subroseus, G. oregonensis or G. glutinosus based on a few minute color differences. All three are characterized by marked viscosity on the cap and stipe as well, if I’m not mistaken. Any phylogenetic relation here?

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-09-06 23:22:46 PDT (-0700)

Well this is interesting your photos are similar to those I have on my site which also have adnate gills. I now wonder if we are looking at an undescribed species Next time I come across this species I will look into it some more.

Thanks darv,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-09-06 15:51:09 PDT (-0700)

For the information!

Now that I look at this again I’m not certain it is either of the species mentioned, Gliophorus viscaurantius would have broadly adnate to subdecurrent lamellae, this collection had narrowly adnate to adnate lamellae and the colour of the pileus and stipe are not a match either.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-09-05 22:09:47 PDT (-0700)

Gloiophorus: characterized by parallel lamellar trama and glutinous pileus and stipe (= section Hygrocybe subsection Psittacini)
From Largent, David L. 1985. The Agaricales of California 5. Hygrophoraceae. Mad River Press, Eureka, CA. 208p.

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-09-05 21:45:37 PDT (-0700)

I am not sure why I did not notice this early but G. lilacinoides does not have yellow gills. As an alternative how about G. viscaurantius.

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-06-04 00:20:32 PDT (-0700)

Sorry I can not add anything more then what Michael has already mentioned. I have not yet come across any papers on what separates Gliophorus from Hygrocybe other then what you can deduce from E. Horak monograph. I know that even in New Zealand not all our mycologist agree with this splinting. Geoff Ridley for example.

Michael wonderful photos I have a bit of a soft spot for the waxgill and always seek them out. There are even a few that are not named :)

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-06-03 08:15:52 PDT (-0700)

It’s all a bit confusing to me, Hygrocybe psittacina , previously Gliophorus psittacinus is the type species for the genus Gliophorus.
It’s a bit late now but maybe tomorrow Clive Shirley will see this and be able to shed some light on the genus Gliophorus, I’m sure he has a much better understanding than me!

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-03 08:02:05 PDT (-0700)

Isn’t our North American Hygrocybe psittacina also then by definition really a Gliophorus?

Distinguishing features,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-06-03 07:52:15 PDT (-0700)

According to the monograph by E. Horak species of Gliophorus have a very glutinous pileus and stipe and the lamellae often have a glutinous thread at the margin with pileipellis an ixocutis whereas Hygrocybe species have a dry to subviscid pileus and stipe with pileipellis a cutis or trichoderm.

These are great Micheal!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-03 07:23:00 PDT (-0700)

Beautiful shots! What distinguishes Gliophorus from Hygrocybe?

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