Observation 28376: Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-11-01

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found in mossy ground, under random scrub.

The cap surface was viscid, the stipe was not. Fairly small, very much like a Mycena, 1-2 cm cap size, 5-7 cm long stipe. Not sure what they were until they turned black over night. The blackening was only slight, and slow, much slower than I usually see with these blackening Hygrocybes.

I showed these to Prof. Desjardin at SFSU as part of his Bio 800 course. We went through various descriptions of blackening Hygrocybes from Cali., USA, and Europe and couldn’t find a better name than just H. conica really. He kept these for the herbarium there as a different example of the taxon.

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