Observation 22298: Hygrophorus subalpinus A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-06-07

Collection location: Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:23 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Roosevelt National Forest (just above), Boulder Co, CO’ to ‘Just above Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA


note universal veil hanging by a thread!

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Good point by A. Gminder
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-06-18 22:01:36 CDT (-0500)

We’ve been using the term partial veil very loosely and incorrectly
here. Largent seems to make the same reference to a partial veil when
describing H. ponderatus. I followed suit and also referred to a
partial veil, which I fixed immediately. Hessler & Smith on the other
hand are very careful in their treatment and do not refer to a partial

you know, you might be right; that could well be a universal veil…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-18 21:27:08 CDT (-0500)

that would also explain why it is so darned hard to find even veil remnants, let along an annulus…

By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-18 17:07:13 CDT (-0500)

I would say that this is the universal veil, not a partial one. The partial would cover the gills in young stages and then leave a ring or a velar zone on the stipe. All slimy Hygrophorus (as far as I know) have an universal veil, which rests on the cap and on the lower part of the stipe. I’m not sure whether there might be one or two exceptional species which have a partial veil, but 99% of the species have not.

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