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Gliophorus viridis

Gliophorus viridis
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-28
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-03 5:35
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Points: 19
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Gliophorus viridis (Hygrocybe stevensoniae)

Kingdom: Fungi
Subkingdom: Dikarya
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Gliophorus

Species: Gliophorus viridis (G. Stev.) E. Horak, New Zealand Journal of Botany 9(3): 462 (1971)

Synonyms (date ordered):
Hygrophorus viridis G. Stev., Kew Bulletin 16(3): 383 (1963) [1962].
Gliophorus viridis (G. Stev.) E. Horak [comb. superfl.], Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 43: 173 (1973).
Hygrocybe viridis (G. Stev.) A.M. Young [nom. illegit.], Common Australian Fungi 80 (1994).
Hygrocybe stevensoniae T.W. May & A.E. Wood [nom. nov.], Mycotaxon 54: 148 (1995) (validation of Hygrophorus viridis G. Stev. (1963) [1962]).
Biostatus: New Zealand - Present in region. Indigenous. Non endemic
Taxonomic reference: Segedin, B.P.; Pennycook, S.R. (2001). A nomenclatural checklist of agarics, boletes, and related secotioid and gasteromycetous fungi recorded from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 39(2): 285-348 (http://www.rsnz.org/publish/abstracts.php).

After years of trying to tell the difference between certain green waxgills, namely Gliophorus viridis and Hygrocybe stevensoniae, it seems the very people who were insisting on the difference now call them one and the same.
Traditionally,G,viridis is a grass green mushroom with a shiny slimy cap,but the frosted top and lighter colour is more characteristic of H.stevensoniae
Some New Zealand Hygrocynes with slimy stems and caps had been put in the group Gliophorus but since this name is not used much internationally,the names have reverted to Hygrocybe

Hope you like this one.
Thanks for looking.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-03 5:38]

Hello Steve,
Mysterious atmosphere in this photo, very beautiful. Good use of flash. Beautiful colours. Good sharpness and an excellent choice of POV and composition.

Hello Steve,
Almost transparent!
Almost like aliens!
What a strangers fungisoms!
Excellent photo, I can see the features of these fungi in a good way!
Good job, good addition to your "fungi 2010'S" collection!

Hi, Steve,
Another nice example of this amazing Gliophorus viridis. Congratulations.
Best regards,

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of these beautiful mushrooms. The flash work is excellent here. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


hello Steve
nice shot of this group with good details and great sharpness
greeting lou

Ciao Steve, beautiful composition with lovely fungi, wonderful natural ambiendation, good colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Steve
This is indeed a great image jam packed with beautiful details to appreciate. In my eyes it is a photographic piece of art. It has flair and pizzazz and attracts the eye without any effort. The colours are wonderful, and the light shines just on the right spots. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Good Morning Steve,

I really like the lighting in this composition, particularly the forelighting. Very sharp, and they stands out nicely from the dark background.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-11 5:25]

Hello Lord,
very nice low angle with the environment intact. The delicateness and the fragile fungi is well shown in natural prresentation.
I like the smal one that looks so isolated,
Well presented shot.


Hi Steve,
Beautiful species, but unfortunately the whole pic seems a bit noisy and oversharpened. On the other hand, colors are good and the composition's pleasant.
Friendly regards, have a nice weekend, László

Hi Steve,

As the cap is not green this can not be Gliophorus viridis its more then likely Gliophorus lilacipes due to the pink cap. A look for cystidia on the gill edge would confirm this.

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