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Remarks (public):Notes: This taxon has been known in the Netherlands as Hygrocybe turunda in view of the pileus with fine, brown scales, contrasting with the orange background (Arnolds, 1974; Arnolds in Bas et al., 1990; Arnolds et al., 1995). Nowadays H. turunda is generally interpreted as a different species with coarser and darker squamules, much larger spores (9.5-11.5 x 5.5-7 µm) and a boreal distribution (Orton, 1960; Boertmann, 2010). Hygrocybe miniata var. turundoides has much smaller spores, 7-8.5 x 4.5-5.5 µm, with the characteristic shape of the spores of typical H. miniata, viz. often slightly broader and constricted (pear-shaped) in front-view. The only difference with that species seem to be the brown colour of the scales on the pileus, that is already present in young specimens, and therefore it is distinguished in the rank of variety. This taxon was provisionally described by Bon (1990) as Hygrocybe arnoldsii ad int. 
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Description:Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Kumm. var. turundoides Arnolds var. nov. MycoBank number: Diagnose: This variety differs from Hygrocybe miniata var. miniata and var, mollis (Berk. & Broome) Arnolds in the presence of numerous grey-brown to brown, erect scales and fibrils on the pileus, contrasting with the orange-red to orange-yellow colour of the background. Holotype: The Netherlands, Overijssel, Ommen, Junner Koeland, among the grass Deschampsia flexuosa in scrub of Juniperus communis on dry, poor, acid, sandy soil, 24 Sept. 1979, B.W.L. de Vries 3860, National Herbarium Leiden (L) (originally deposited in Herbarium Biological Station Wijster under the name of Hygrocybe turunda). Additional collections: The Netherlands: Drenthe, Beilen, Holthe, in old scrub of Juniperus communis on dry, poor, acidic sand, leg. A. Masselink 65-49 (National Herbarium Leiden (L) (originally deposited in Herbarium Biological Station Wijster under the name of Hygrocybe turunda). – Groningen, Redoute near Bourtange, among the moss Polytrichum commune in grass-heath on poor, sandy soil, 21 Oct. 1978, Arnolds 4052, Nationaal Herbarium Leiden (L) (originally deposited in Herbarium Biological Station Wijster under the name of Hygrocybe miniata forma). 
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