Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe ceracea  (Wulfen) P. Kumm.

Butter Waxcap

A bright yellow waxcap with a greasy cap and stipe. Older fruitbodies can have a crenate rim. Infrequent in unimproved grassland, fixed dunes and machair

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Boertmann (2010) The Genus Hygrocybe
Wood & Dunkelman (2017) Grassland Fungi: a field guide

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