Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe reidii  Kühner

Honey waxcap

A smallish orange or orangey-red species which smells of honey when bruised (more pronounced if kept in a container for a while). Convex, flatter with age, dry. Quite common in unimproved grassland.

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