Genera & Species

H. macrospora

Hygrophoropsis (J. Schröt.) Maire

At least four species are so far known in Europe, but the genus is in desperate need of modern treatment.

Hygrophoropsis macrospora (D.A. Reid) Kuyper

Pileus whitish to cream; cap margin incurved. Stipe cylindrical, concolorous with the cap. Flesh whitish, unchanging when exposed to air. Gills whitish to cream, deccurrent (running down the stipe), forked. Spores 8–11(–13) × 3–4(–5) μm, dextrinoid.

Habitat. In wet situations in meadows with rushes (Juncus spp.).

Distribution. Not precisely known.

Note. Close to H. pallida and treated as its synonym by some authorities, but having almost cylindrical spores of different size.


Hygrophoropsis macrospora

Fruitbodies of Hygrophoropsis macrospora. (photo G. Kibby)

Important literature

Gminder, A. 2001. Hygrophoropsis (Schröter) Maire. – In: Krieglsteiner, G.J. [Ed.]. Die Großpilze Baden – Württembergs. Band 3. Ständerpilze: Blätterpilze I. Pp. 273–276. Eugen Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart.

Kibby, G. 2012. The Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca complex. – Field Mycology 13: 43–50.

Kuyper, T.W. 1995. Hygrophoropsis (Schroet.) Maire. – In: Bas, C., Kuyper, T.W., Noordeloos, M.E. & Vellinga, E.C. Flora Agaricina Neerlandica. Vol. 3. Pp. 64–66. A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam.

Reid, D.A. 1972. Fungorum Rariorum Icones Coloratae 6: 1–64, Pl. 41–48, Figs. 1–23.

Watling, R. & Hills, A.E. 2005. Boletes and their allies (revised and enlarged edition). – In: Henderson, D.M., Orton, P.D. & Watling, R. [eds]. British Fungus Flora. Agarics and boleti. Vol. 1. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.