Genera & Species

H. aurantiaca

Hygrophoropsis (J. Schr?t.) Maire

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

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (DC. : Fr.) Fayod

Description
Cap up to 10 cm, orange to vivid orange or orange yellow; cap margin incurved. Stipe usually tapering towards the base, often curved, concolorous with the cap. Flesh orange, unchanging when exposed to air. Gills orange, deccurrent (running down the stipe), forked. Smell not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores 57 ? 3.54.5 ?m, dextrinoid.

Habitat. In mixed and coniferous forests, on litter or stumps, sometimes on sawdust.

Distribution. Widespread in Europe.

Photographs

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Fruitbodies of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. This species has slight resemblance to the chanterelle and is sometimes mistaken for it. (photo G. konstantinidis)

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Fruitbodies of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Fruitbodies of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Hymenophore of Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. The forked gills are one of the important characters of this genus. (photo G. Konstantinidis)

Important literature

Breitenbach J. & Kr?nzlin F. 1991. Pilze der Schweiz. Bd. 3(1). R?hrlinge und Bl?tterpilze. Verlag Mykologia, Luzern.

Gminder, A. 2001. Hygrophoropsis (Schr?ter) Maire. In: Krieglsteiner, G.J. [Ed.]. Die Gro?pilze Baden W?rttembergs. Band 3. St?nderpilze: Bl?tterpilze I. Pp. 273276. Eugen Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart.

Kibby, G. 2012. The Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca complex. Field Mycology 13: 4350.

Knudsen, H. & Vesterholt, J. [eds.]. 2008. Funga Nordica. Nordsvamp, Kopenhagen.

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. 6466. A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam.

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.