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Hygrophorus bakerensis.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Tawny Almond Waxy Cap
Hygrophorus bakerensis Mushroom
Ref No: 7997
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Hygrophorus bakerensis Smith & Hesler Tawny Almond Waxy Cap. Cap 4-15cm across, convex-obtuse with incurved margin, becoming plane; margin whitish, center tawny olive, umber-brown to cinnamon buff, fading outward; glutinous when wet with appressed fibers below gluten. Gills adnate decurrent, close; creamy white. Stem 70-140x 8-25mm, equal or tapering below; white to pale pinkish buff; pruinose at the top, without any gluten but often exuding small droplets of liquid at the top. Flesh thick; white, unchanging. Odor strong, fragrant, of bitter almonds according to some reports. Taste mild. Spores ellipsoid, smooth,
7-8(10) x 4-5(6). Deposit white. Habitat under conifers. Common. Found in the Pacific Northwest. Season September-December. Edible.

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