When: 2019-02-09

Collection location: Butano State Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

These appeared to be starting green and then going to yellow +orange-brown
Obviously parrot mushrooms and very slimy.


Proposed Names

86% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: mushrooms of the redwood coast
1% (2)
Recognized by sight: Macro appearance, habitat, and size of spores and stipe match Murrill’s description; type location from the Bay Area. Originally, I had assumed this name was for G. psittacinus var californicus, but that is a different taxon, apparently. This is probably the “normal” one here and has no blue phase.
Used references: Murrill’s original species description as “hygrocybe californica”, see link on species info page
Based on microscopic features: smooth spores 6-8 × 9-11

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2019-05-29 18:14:11 PDT (-0700)