Observation 31258: Hygrophorus fuligineus Frost

When: 2009-11-03

Collection location: Marconi beach, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

growing under Pitch Pine, Pinus rigida.

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Recognized by sight: The gills are almost pink. I have the range as white to cream but I think this is OK

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What I have called fuligineus
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-03-06 22:40:58 CST (-0500)

generally has dark gray cap color. Size of fruit bodies varies considerably. The copious slime that often forms a thick transparent ring zone on the white stipe is typical. Roody lists the habitat as conifers… especially pines.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-06 14:32:41 CST (-0500)

You saw the collection. The photo does make them look pretty robust. The color is within the range for H. fuligineus . As for the host, I always find it with white pine. But it may associate with other conifers. David Malloch reported it from other conifers in the boreal forest. So what you have may be something else but it is very close.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-03-06 12:13:15 CST (-0500)

But the same???

These were far more slender than H. fuligineus and the cap color was paler; young specimens of H. fuligineus are usually really dark sooty brown.

And the fact that these were under Pitch Pine; a three needle pine also raises some question.

Roody reports about gill color
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-03-06 11:51:10 CST (-0500)

“… or with a slight pinkish tinge.” These are dead ringers for what I call fuligineus…very common here in PA and in NYS. I’ve found them only with White Pine.

it is similar to
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-01-01 23:04:46 CST (-0500)

Hygrophorus fuligineus but… I have only seen that growing with White Pine, it’s darker brown and a larger, stockier mushroom. But then again I know of nothing else it could be.

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