Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Gliophorus laetus (Persoon) Herink

Heath waxcap

This widespread species is viscid all over and not easily mistaken for any other waxcap. It prefers acidic grassland and heathland, often with bracken and mosses.

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