Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe substrangulata  (P.D. Orton) P.D. Orton & Watling

Waisted waxcap

Similar to Hygrocybe miniata in stature and looks, and examination of the spores is required to be certain. It has a liking for slightly wetter areas than most waxcaps, favouring boggy ground with mosses, and sites which are periodically inundated.

Boertmann, D. (2010 revised second edition) The Genus Hygrocybe
Hedger, J. & George, D. (2018) Lundy Fungi: a photographic guide