Observation 299146: Hygrocybe (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Ecoregion: Southern Outer Piedmont
Habitat: In mixed hardwoods on west-facing shore of lake
Substrate: Soil
Nearest_Tree: Hardwood, Oak
Habit: Many (in clusters)
Cap/upper_surface: Up to 2 cm diameter; deep red when young; retaining red center and fading to orange, then yellow at the margin; radial striations including color to ca. half-way to center; slimy, particularly when young.
Cap/underside: Gills cream, white when spores are released; distant; frequent short gills; attached; running slightly down the stipe.
Stipe: Approximately even along length; 7-8 mm diameter yellow; translucent or opaque.
Spore_Print: White
Collector: Joan Knapp
Identifier: Jacob Pulk
Collection_#: FYB-20171117-04

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Maybe the same thing
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-10-29 12:09:05 PDT (-0700)
Good idea Jean
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2018-10-26 10:42:58 PDT (-0700)

I am going to start separating the specimen I use for DNA.

The lamellae are closer together & different color than others – maybe different species
By: D Jean Lodge (djlodge)
2018-10-26 03:25:58 PDT (-0700)

There is a real possibility the photos represent 2-3 species. It is common for different species of Hygrocybe to fruit together. It is important to keep specimens that look different or are of what you think are different stages separate and note which ones the DNA sequence came from, even if they were growing close together. In addition, I place the mushroom from which the DNA specimen chip was taken inside a small folded paper packet marked ‘DNA’ inside the larger packet so it is clear which specimen corresponds to the DNA sequence.

More photos of this collection
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-10-20 17:59:54 PDT (-0700)
Species without a name
By: Joan Knapp (PucaK)
2018-10-18 09:13:39 PDT (-0700)

These were growing within a 1 square foot area. The caps of smaller cluster at the top were sticky even though they may look dry. We assumed they were the same species.

Species without a name
By: D Jean Lodge (djlodge)
2018-10-17 03:25:52 PDT (-0700)

The closest ITS matches are to two misidentified collections from Europe, one with the misapplied name of H. glutinipes var. rubra and the other as H. cf. insipida. The sequence of this is blasting to a group that contains correctly ID’d Hygrocybe constrictospora. There are other collections from the Smoky Mountains and Mass. that have similar ITS sequences. The top photo has dry pileus surface and slender stiles while the lower photos have viscid pileus surface and thick caespitose stiles. Which specimen group was the ITS sequence obtained from?

By: Joan Knapp (PucaK)
2018-08-27 16:43:22 PDT (-0700)

Sequence added

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