Observation 69450: Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-06-14

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: very unusual banded coloration on stipe. does NOT blacken.

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I’d say so.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-06-18 10:20:56 PDT (-0700)

But the Sierra looks very different from the Coastal stuff (which is probably mostly H. singeri).

OK, I enlarged some of my other photos…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-18 09:50:12 PDT (-0700)

and darned if it doesn’t appear that some of the gills are slightly blackening.
guess that would make it a blackening Hygrocybe, even tho the stipe was unchanging post-collection.

Hygrocybe conica group?

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-18 09:22:38 PDT (-0700)

that’s exactly what I’m sayin’.

It’s not conica
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-06-18 09:17:52 PDT (-0700)

but nothing around here is. By saying that do you mean it’s a non-blackening Hygrocybe?

I have seen this color phenomenon before…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-18 07:49:48 PDT (-0700)

where the Hygrocybe comes out of the ground with unchanging bands of color on its stipe. This is the third example of this sort of thing that I have collected in CA, altho the first two were of another species (with a black cap and black, yellow and silver bands on the stipe). That one was pre-camera, alas, but I suppose that I could post a photo of my illustration.

I corresponded with David Largent about that one, but he had no idea what it might be and I didn’t save the fruit body.

I do have this one, though. It’s not conica.

It’s showing
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-06-17 20:41:50 PDT (-0700)

blackened fibrils on the upper stipe… sometimes dryish ones don’t blacken readily

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-06-17 20:33:21 PDT (-0700)

H. cuspidata supposedly looks like conica but starts out blood red, doesn’t blacken, and has a viscid cap.

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