Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Crimson Waxcap

A common species of unimproved grassland. A greasy cap, deep red when young, becoming paler, often with yellow infusion, with age. Thick, fibrillose stipe, flushed with yellow and red, almost white at base

Chris Johnson

Boertmann (2010) The Genus Hygrocybe
Wood & Dunkelman (2017) Grassland Fungi: a field guide