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

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

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

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