No Common Name Gliophorus perplexus (A.H. Smith & Hesler) Kovalenko    Synonyms: Hygrocybe perplexa, Hygrocybe psittacina var. perplexus, Hygrophorus perplexus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Tricholomataceae   >   Genus Gliophorus   

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Originally described from a single locality (Cheboygan Co., Michigan) in 1946. Smith and Hesler called it Hygrophorus perplexus (1963) but noted its similarity to the parrot Hygrocybe, H. psittacinus. The name was eventually changed to Hygrocybe psittacina var. perplexus (Sm & Hesler) Boert. Recently, the names of the "slimy" Hygrocybes has been changed to Gliophorus, so this little mushroom is now called Gliophorus perplexus. (L. Biechele, pers. comm.)

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A Gliophorus perplexus found in mixed deciduous woods in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/30/2014). Determined by Walt Sturgeon. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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