Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe miniata  (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Vermillion waxcap

It occurs in two colour forms; a bright orange and the more common vivid red, hence the common name. The cap is smooth when first appears but soon develops fine squamules. Found in poor grassland and occasionally on moorland. Infrequently recorded but possibly overlooked

Boertmann (2010) The Genus Hygrocybe
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands