Species: Hygrocybe aff. firma - (Red)Go Back
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Description:
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This fungi is brilliant red with white gills with age the gill become pink no other change to its colour accrues. As yet I have not found this species in the Auckland region
Common name: None
Found: Lowland podocarp broad-leaved forest
Substrate: On forest floor.
Spore: White
Height: 60 mm
Width: 20 mm
Season: Winter
Edible: No
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Only one species of fungi with dimorphous spores and basida is described in New Zealand this been H. firma (Dimorphous means of two different sizes). Yet this seems to be a species complex with a number of different but similar species having been found that have dimorphous spores and basida. Care needs to be shown when looking at these as failing to see dimorphous spores means you can up end up with the wrong species. In the popular press you often see
H.rubrocarnosa been called H. firma.
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 Scale = 5.5 mm.
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Hygrocybe firmaScale bar 
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 Scale = 8.3 mm.
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Hygrocybe firmaScale bar 
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 Scale = 5.5 mm.
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Hygrocybe firmaScale bar 
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 Scale = 7.5 mm.
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