Identification: Green mushroom identification

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  1. mikephillips

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    Hello, I encountered these unusual guys recently in Southern Vancouver Island. They are small (1.5 - 3 cm) but a vivid dark green, with bright yellow stems. The oldest one is faded but still has a green margin. Hopefully pics I attached will come through.

    I've never heard of such a thing! Does anyone know?

    Thanks, Mike
     
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    My attachments got lost but the site software handily popped up "similar threads," which turned up a winner from Quebec from years ago: Leotia viscosa. Thanks basilavon and MycoRob!
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Good to hear Mike,
    Always happy to hear when this forum has been a good resource.
    Great find - lovely mushroom, striking colours.
    cheers
    frog
     
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    Frog, I noticed that L. viscosa does not show up in either E-Flora BC or the BC part of the "Pacific Northwest Distributions for Macrofungi" list under the svims.ca Website. Is there a comprehensive and up-to-date list of BC mushrooms anywhere on the Web?

    Thanks,
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Vito,

    I'm not sure there is a comprehensive and up to date list on the web for all BC mushrooms. I use the Pacific Northwest Key Council Keys quite often. Other online resources are also useful, such as E-Flora, UBC Herbarium, information posted by the Ceskas, as well others that are just not coming to mind right now.

    Most of the time my other resources are offline: regional field guides, monographic texts/papers/keys on specific fungal groups, my own and my husband's records from a decade of study and foraying, plus records kindly shared by other local mycophiles.

    I've never seen L. viscosa "in real life" unfortunately, only in photos. Which reminds me: Mike if you are still in touch with this thread, I'm hoping you might still post photos of your find!
    - The instructions for posting photos are here: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=60953

    cheers,
    frog
     
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    Oh good, I'm around irregularly but glad I checked. Thanks for your follow-up. I had tried to attach my pics before and was told I was successful but the post had to be scrapped, can't remember why and the attachment mechanism couldn't re-attach them to the new post.

    So I'll try attaching here. (Just got past the first obstacle, which was no attachments with quick Reply mode.) Okay, here we go
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lovely thank you for posting these!
    They look like Hygrocybe psittacina - do they have gills on the underside of the caps?
    cheers!
    frog
     
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    Aha, a little complication! Just when I thought it was a done deal. Okay. I'm happy to learn of this other greenie, never knew there were so many -- and I have also seen myself yet another one, but it was a pale green and I didn't get a great picture. Still I'll attach what I got.

    I explored your Hygrocybe idea. Mushroomexpert.com 's presentation didn't seem to fit very well with the bright yellow stem but they also suggested MykoWeb. After going through a lengthy Not Found dance, I found they had renamed it Gliophorus psitticinus, with the former name there but misspelled, so unfindable. Cute!

    Anyway, their G psitticinus was closer to the mark, allowing both a yellow stem and convex cap (which ME.com didn't), so one could say maybe, but the description of the aging shroom didn't really work. So the L viscosa pictures and description still fit better it seems. Both are gilled, I don't remember particulars about the gills now.

    Meanwhile, the other new one, from late July on Southern Vancouver Island, also gilled and cap about 4 cm.

    Thanks, Mike
     

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    This last one looks like Russula aeruginea, but check it out in Mushroomexpert.com for other options. You need a lot more information to identify a Russula.
     
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    Okay, cool, thanks, that looks as likely as anything. And I'll settle for Russula.
     
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    Hi again Mike,
    In case you are interested, on October 3, your local mycological society is hosting speaker on Russulas.
    http://www.svims.ca
    cheers,
    frog
     

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