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

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

Post by alindsay » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:38 pm

A merry Christmas quiz ..... enjoy!!
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Post by Chris Yeates » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:39 am

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?

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Post by alindsay » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:45 pm

Chris, just throw the names out there to get the discussion going.
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Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:07 pm

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

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Post by alindsay » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:58 pm

You have a good eye Chris Johnson and are right on all counts.
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