Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe quieta  (Kühner) Singer

Oily Waxcap

Not a convincing common name as, apart from a hint of greasiness when very young, the cap and stipe are dry. Cap yellow when young, aging paler, gills usually darker with some orange-red.

Common in unimproved grassland and lawns