Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeffer) Herink

Parrot waxcap

The chameleon of the waxcaps appearing in many different colours: oranges, pinks and greens being the most common. It's very common in unimproved grassland, and incredibly slimy.

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