Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe quieta  (Kühner) Singer

Oily waxcap

The common name refers to a faint oily smell for those with acute olfactory senses. The cap is slightly greasy when young with a dry stipe. The cap is yellowish with orangey-red gills. A widespread species in unimproved grassland and lawns but not common.

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