Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Cuphophyllus virgineus var. virgineus  (Wulfen) Kovalenko

Snowy Waxcap

A common species of unimproved grassland and tolerant of variations in alkalinity. Smooth, uniformly coloured waxy cap, slightly tacky, decurrent gills. Be mindful of two colour varieties

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Boertmann (2010) The Genus Hygrocybe
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi

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