Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe coccinea (Schaeffer) P. Kummer

Scarlet waxcap

A medium-sized waxcap, domed when young, flattening out with age. Bright red, sticky, getting an orange edge with age. Gills red with a yellow edge. Stipe concolorous with cap, lighter at base. Common in unimproved grassland.

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Harries, D. (2017) A Guide to Waxcaps in West Wales