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Gliophorus psittacinus
parrot waxy-cap

Distribution: Widespread in northern hemisphere.

Habitat: Damp forests, woodlands, pastures, roadsides.

Substrate: Soil

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Glutinous or slimy green cap and stem when young. Cap margin striate. Gills waxy, well-spaced, and green when young. Cap ages to red, pink, yellow, or tawny. Stem ages to yellow or orange.

Accepted Name:
Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeff.) Herink
Publication: Stavnatkovité houby parhorku "Velká Horka" u Mnichova Hradiste. Sborník Severoceského Musea. 1:53-86 1958.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Hygrocybe psittacina (Fr.) P. Kumm. [PNWKC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gliophorus psittacinus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Gliophorus psittacinus photos.

9 photographs:
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