What You Should Know
Gliophorus graminicolor is a species of agaric fungus in the family Hygrophoraceae. It is found in Australia and New Zealand. In 1995, Australian mycologists Tom May and Alec Wood transferred the species to Hygrophorus, but the taxonomic authority Index Fungorum places it in Gliophorus.
This is one of the two green Gliophorus species and tends to be the less common around the Auckland region. It tends to fade to white around the cap margins in age but is easily identified by the presence of cheilocystidia along the gill edge this can be seen with a hand lens.
Amongst bryophytes or litter in very wet rainforests. The light green cap and stem of this small agaric are covered with a thick, slimy, glutinous coating. A waxy, gray-green, glutinous thread runs along the edges of white waxy gills. The convex cap becomes centrally depressed and ages to brown.
Hygrocybe graminicolor (E.Horak) T.W.May & A.E.Wood (1995) is a synonym.
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