Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Hygrocybe conica

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 10 Sep 2019


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Hygrocybe conica - Cap 20-60 (100) mm in diameter, young, pointed-conical, later bell-arched, spread with a more or less pointed peak; margin initially close to the stipe, with age radially cracked, sometimes curling upwards. Surface smooth, silky glossy, sometimes slightly felt; wet sticky; very yellow, orange, red-yellow, crimson-red. Blackens after damage and in old age.

Lamellae broad, gastric, rarely set, almost free; off-white, yellow and yellow-gray. They turn black after damage.

Stem 60-100 mm high, up to 10 mm thick, cylindrical, hollow; dry, longitudinally fibrous on the surface; yellow, orange-yellow, red-orange, whitish at the base, often with a greenish tinge. Blackens after damage.

Thin, fragile flesh; yellow, orange-yellow. Blackens out after cutting up and in old age. Mild, slightly tart taste; odor weak, slightly fruity.

Occurrence: On meadows and pastures, on the edges of forests, on glades, in thickets; in grassy and humid places. Grows singly or in groups; from June to October. Quite common.

Value: Inedible mushroom.

 

 

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