Observation 28898: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-11-27

Collection location: Canyon, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

Growing under redwoods. Two lonely specimens. It seems very early for them. normally they are around after new year.



Proposed Names

51% (4)
Recognized by sight: reddish cap that blackens on wounding, stipe not particularly viscid ( hence not H. singeri)
82% (1)
Recognized by sight

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I see it clearly
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-28 11:41:44 CST (-0500)
-the blackening cap margin, gill edges and wounds on both cap and stem.

But I don’t know H. singeri well enough to tell it apart from the many forms of conica..

It did blacken, but slowly.
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-11-28 11:24:36 CST (-0500)

By the time I was home the specimen where I scraped the stipe had backened.

no blackening in photos
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-11-28 11:07:17 CST (-0500)

The H. conica blackens very quickly. In the photos that depict this species there is no blackening and photo # 66368 show a cut specimen. Surely there would be some blacking in cut specimens. H. conica blackens if you touch them they are some what fragil. So I Don’t think this Is H. Conica.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-11-28 05:59:05 CST (-0500)

These are much yellower than any H. conica I’ve ever seen. I don’t notice a great deal of staining either. Perhaps this is a geographical variation?

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-28 01:33:46 CST (-0500)

Maybe just heavier rainfall this year?

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