Huge surprise!
Tissue was sent in to MP and the results came back with a match to H. reidii
Found on beach trail in mature second growth cedar/doug fir mixed forest


Hygrocybe reidii - 11.jpg
Hygrocybe reidii - 10.jpg
Found by Melodie Gates – SSMC

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Oh great – what do I call H. miniata then?
By: Steve (Lokness)
2019-06-27 15:17:00 CDT (-0500)

Since I am seeing something I’m calling H. miniata that does not match H. reidii that means I need a different name for H. miniata? ………..But I get what you are saying because as noted I thought it was H. miniata when I sent it in for sequencing. It almost did not go in.

Sure looks like what we call Hygrocybe miniata
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-06-27 12:57:55 CDT (-0500)

I guess what we call Hygrocybe miniata is really H. reidii. Assuming the sequence in Genbank is correct. However there are many species in Genbank going under the name H. reidii. So it is likely to have a European name, but it isn’t certain which one.

Agreed – H. reidii
By: Steve (Lokness)
2019-06-27 12:47:10 CDT (-0500)

………and way out of it’s normal range. The sequence floored me when it came in. I assumed it was a H. miniata. What is one to make of this? ………..If you remember we had another one come in with a match to Europe – a Cuphophyllus.

Wow, the first European Hygrocybe in the PNW
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-06-27 12:28:20 CDT (-0500)

A perfect match for, the 4 differences aren’t real. H. reidii is a name from France.