Observation 83703: Hygrophorus Fr.

When: 2011-11-27

Collection location: North of Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available



Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: waxy decurrent gills, viscid cap.
-3% (2)
Recognized by sight: Maybe the wrong photos? Cap doesn’t look viscid and the gills don’t look particularly decurrent
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: ID pending. in addition to the imperfect gill attachment match, I also can see no sign of a striate cap.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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too young for spores.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-01 14:20:35 PST (-0800)

will attempt another gill transection for trama type.

thick white waxy distant decurrent gills (subtly so when fresh, dramatically so when dried) precludes Clitocybe anyway.

just like a Hygroph!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-30 11:18:30 PST (-0800)

Hygrophorus fornicatus is, of course, its former name, if indeed this is that mushroom.

Sorry about your poor eyesight and attitude. Gills (which I can see quite well) could be sinuate, but I am still tending towards a bit decurrent: they are subtle, white and small, against a white stipe. And of course, with only four collections made (according to Largent), gill attachments could be even more variable than just sinuate and adnexed.

Of course, I was asking for a link to a description, not lifted quotes. Luckily, I have a copy of the Agaricales of CA at hand, and there it was.

It actually looks pretty good for that species. I’ll scope it soon.

Yes I have descriptions:
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-11-30 10:26:18 PST (-0800)

From Largent, “margin incurved, then plane,”
I already said the gill attachment didn’t look right…

I may be getting old and my eyesight may be getting bad, but your picture still sucks.

got species description Noah?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-30 07:43:36 PST (-0800)

that inrolled margin is unusual for a Hygrocybe. Gills are attached and thinking about being decurrent (like in many Hygrophrous sp.).

Now that you are getting old, perhaps your eyes are going, too? ;)

Colors look right for
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-11-29 21:10:52 PST (-0800)

Hygrocybe fornicata, gill attachment doesn’t… but can’t see much detail in your photos.

waxy feel to both cap and stipe…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-29 18:42:12 PST (-0800)

and plenty decurrent for a Hygrophorus.

but which waxy???

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