Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Gliophorus irrigatus (Persoon) A.M. Ainsworth & P.M. Kirk

Slimy waxcap

Well named as this dull grey-brown waxcap is viscid on both the cap and stipe. The gills are a greyish-white. Widespread in unimproved grassland but not common.

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