Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Gloioxanthomyces vitellinus (Fries) Lodge, Vizzini, Ercole & Boertmann

Glistening waxcap

A small bright yellow species that soon faded to white, although the stipe may retain some colour longer. Widespread in unimproved grassland and grazed moorland, but not common.

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