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Hygrophorus eburneus
cowboy's handkerchief, ivory waxy-cap, ivory woodwax

Distribution: Northern Hemisphere

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Hygrophorus eburneus is a medium-sized, pure white, often remarkably slimy, fungus that is common in a variety of forest types throughout the PNW and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. The closest look-alike is H. piceae K├╝hner, which differs by having a less slimy cap, dry to slightly viscid stipe, and frequent association with spruce. It also is widely distributed, but is less common than H. eburneus in many areas.

Accepted Name:
Hygrophorus eburneus (Fr.) Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hygrophorus eburneus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Hygrophorus eburneus photos.

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