Observation 78176: Hygrophorus hyacinthinus Quél.

When: 2011-09-26

Collection location: Ljugarn, Gotland, Sweden [Click for map]

Who: Irene Andersson (irenea)

No specimen available



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No variety
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-05 09:37:41 PST (-0800)

but a species of its own, although it looks like a smallish agathosmus, and could easily pass as one (I wonder how many we have missed). What we have here and call hyacinthinus has a different cap structure, and a thin, slimy veil on the stem that slowly turns a pale greyish brown, not present in agathosmus.

Considered a variety of H. agathosmos?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-12-05 08:41:35 PST (-0800)


I was once handed a mushroom at a foray by a mycologist and I thought I had detected her perfume but instead it was a mushroom identified as this species.
The odor was noticeable at arm’s length.

It was exciting
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-05 07:30:36 PST (-0800)

and it became the 4th known location in Sweden :-)
Strange smell though, and hard to describe – a little bit like agathosmus, but a more sweetish – oily – chemical – kind of smell..

I think
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2011-12-05 07:09:18 PST (-0800)

This would be an exciting find

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