Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconica  (Clem.) Singer

Persistent Waxcap

Locally common on grazed pasture, especially on sandy substrates like machair and dune-slacks. A medium-sized to robust species, predominantly yellow but often with orange shades in the cap. The yellow stipe is white at the base and often with orange-red at the apex

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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