Hygrocybe splendissima

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  1. Illecippo

    Illecippo Active Member

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    Hygrocybe splendidissima (P.D. Orton) M.M. Moser, Die Röhrlinge und Blätterpilze (Agaricales): 67 (1967)
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    Hygrocybe punicea f. splendidissima (P.D. Orton) D.A. Reid, Fungorum Rariorum Icones Coloratae 6: 1 (1972)
    Hygrocybe punicea var. splendidissima (P.D. Orton) Krieglst., Beitr. Kenntn. Pilze Mitteleur. 8: 176 (1992)
    Hygrophorus splendidissimus P.D. Orton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 43: 265 (1960)


    Medium sized; blood red agaric with greasy cap and stout stem. Edible and common in autumn in pastures and grass. Very Nice to see.
     

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    Illecippo Active Member

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    Hygrocybe splendidissima (P.D. Orton) M.M. Moser, Die Röhrlinge und Blätterpilze (Agaricales): 67 (1967)
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    Hygrocybe punicea f. splendidissima (P.D. Orton) D.A. Reid, Fungorum Rariorum Icones Coloratae 6: 1 (1972)
    Hygrocybe punicea var. splendidissima (P.D. Orton) Krieglst., Beitr. Kenntn. Pilze Mitteleur. 8: 176 (1992)
    Hygrophorus splendidissimus P.D. Orton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 43: 265 (1960)
     

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nice pics!

    H. punicea is in my fungus book (i.e., occurs in Britain / northern Europe), but not H. splendidissima.
     

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