Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe conicoides  (P.D. Orton) P.D. Orton & Watling

Dune Waxcap

Similar to the blackening waxcap when young differs when mature in only slightly turning black mainly in the stem. A localised distribution based on its sand dune habitat

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

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

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