Observation 32013: Hygrocybe flavifolia (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Singer

When: 2010-01-14

Collection location: Corte Madera, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

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Total count: 42 basidiomes

Noah and I found these at what he likes to call “Hygrocybe Hill”.
I have been hunting this spot for a couple years now, and this is the first time I have seen this species here.
This extra rain we have had this season seems to be bringing out a lot of the rare stuff that is probably too picky to fruit during past, dryer seasons.

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-01-19 19:03:17 CST (-0600)

You should make a new occurrence obsie for the 15 Jan 2011 collections. Better database management that way.

Also, we should all try and be good about making it clear when multiple observations are of the same mushrooms (sometimes referenced to different places).

PS – I finally found H. flavifolia today on the UCSC Campus in a third, new location.

Haven’t seen it on the UCSC Campus yet
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-01-17 11:11:46 CST (-0600)

Despite two or three people checking known spots.
But Hygrocybe are just coming into their own, so there’s still a chance.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-01-16 13:18:55 CST (-0600)

11 more fruiting bodies on 15th Jan 2011, most of which had gone by.

Not in Canyon
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2010-01-15 20:08:53 CST (-0600)

I looked for it in the same spot I had found it last year in Canyon, but it hasn’t appeared yet.

I forgot to mention…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-01-15 16:25:27 CST (-0600)

Three days ago, Andrew Smith found a second, separate patch on the UCSC Campus, in the next drainage over from the one that my observations were found in. About 7 fruitbodies.

well, maybe locally abundant…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-15 11:46:18 CST (-0600)

in restricted locales. Has it been seen in Canyon yet this year?

It is hard to compare relative abundance when former collections were seen (or recognized) by far fewer individuals…the more talented folks looking, the more we’re gonna see. Especially in a super abundant mushroom year like this.

Ok. I guess that reinforms our idea of the status of these guys…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-01-15 02:46:04 CST (-0600)

Abundant some years, absent others.

Wow -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-01-15 00:34:20 CST (-0600)

Thats the best collection I’ve seen of these rare guys! Quite a year for them it seems.

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