Observation 295: Hygrophorus speciosus Peck

When: 1995-12-15

Collection location: Bassetts, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

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Found during a foray sponsored by the Mycological Society of San Francisco. Identified by reading the descriptions in Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora.

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with that dark center…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-16 20:56:43 PDT (-0700)

this looks a lot like Hygrophrus hypothejus, up everywhere at Yuba Pass right now

Maybe Hygrophorus discoideus var. californicus?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2006-10-25 23:06:12 PDT (-0700)

Based on Douglas Smith’s observation of Hygrophorus discoideus var. californicus, this might be a better name to apply to this. I need to look up H. speciosus and H. hypothejus and figure out why I used the first.

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