Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe helobia   (Arnolds) Bon

Garlic Waxcap

A small, bright, orange to red waxcap with a scurfy cap. Found in poor grassland and occasionally on moorland. The crushed gills are said to smell of garlic. Usually one of the first of the genus to appear in late summer; not common

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Boertmann (2010) - The Genus Hygrocybe
O'Reilly (2016) - Fascinated by Fungi
Wood & Dunkelman (2017) - Grassland Fungi: a field guide

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