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Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:38 pm
by alindsay
A merry Christmas quiz ..... enjoy!!

Re: Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:39 am
by Chris Yeates
Not wishing to rain on this Christmas (rather than Easter) parade waxcaps are all (not literally) up in the air at the moment. So what the good species are is quite often down to DNA sequencing, and what we thought we knew, we don't.
However I would be a Scrooge of the first water to pursue that further. Alison has gone to the trouble of putting this together, and probably most of the species are identifiable. So let's work within the world we think we know. On that basis I would attempt four on what I can see and a further two if I was able to use a microscope. How do we answer without spoilers?

Chris

Re: Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:45 pm
by alindsay
Chris, just throw the names out there to get the discussion going.
Regards Alison

Re: Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:07 pm
by Chris Johnson
No takers yet so I'll be the first to put my head on the block.
1. Hygrocybe punicea
2. Hygrocybe spendidissima
3. Hygrocybe helobia
4. Hygrocybe chlorophana
5. Gliophorus laetus
6. Cuphophyllus pratensis
7. Gliophorus psittacinus
8. Hygrocybe reidii
9. Hygrocybe ceracea

Regards, Chris

Re: Wonderful Waxcaps to enjoy and work out which ones they are ..

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:58 pm
by alindsay
You have a good eye Chris Johnson and are right on all counts.
Regards Alison