Observation 85498: Hygrophorus pusillus Peck

viscid cap


Copyright © 2012 Britney

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Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: Could be older specimens. White viscid cap with a splash of color, pinkish cast to the gills, small size.

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-03 10:12:15 PST (-0800)

Clitocybe is ruled out. So we have to stick (no pun intended) to Hygrophoraceae.

yes viscid
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-01-03 10:04:35 PST (-0800)

The mushroom on the very right even has needles stuck to it. I wish I had notes and more photos, sorry. :)

Are the caps even viscid?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-03 08:39:23 PST (-0800)

This looks like some aberrant Clitocybe or the like to me. In Europe we have Clitocybe nivea that assumes the gestalt of a Hygrocybe/Camarophyllus.

not purple
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-01-03 08:24:17 PST (-0800)

more like faintly brown.

Do the caps have some purple tones?
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2012-01-02 22:40:14 PST (-0800)
Hygrophorus virginea
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-01-01 17:26:35 PST (-0800)

was my first choice but MO says it’s an old name?

Created: 2012-01-01 16:56:51 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-01-03 10:16:37 PST (-0800)
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