Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Cuphophyllus russocoriaceus  (Berk. & Jos.K. Mill.) Bon

Cedarwood Waxcap

This has a similar appearance to Cuphophyllus virgineus but as the specific name indicates, this has a strong smell of russian leather. Like many waxcaps it prefers unimproved grassland and happy in acidic and alkaline substrates

Chris Johnson

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