No Common Name Gliophorus irrigatus (Peterson) A.M. Ainsw. & P.M. Kirk    Synonyms: Hygrocybe irrigata, Hygrocybe unguinosus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Tricholomataceae   >   Genus Gliophorus   


Distinguished by slimy, dark brownish-black color. According to Bessette, the name irrigata means "of wet places." Might be rare in Maryland, although it is widely distributed and is likely overlooked. (L. Biechele, pers. comm.)

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Hygrocybe irrigata (mature fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Determined by Bob and Jo Solem. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Hygrocybe irrigata in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Image features mature fruiting body showing gills, along with immature fruiting body. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Hygrocybe irrigata in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/14/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Hygrocybe irrigata specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Ellipsoid, smooth; measured 6.9-8.0 x 4.1-4.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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