Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe cantharellus (Schweinitz) Murrill

Goblet waxcap

A fairly distinctive species with an orangey-red cap with crenate margins and decurrent gills. Common in unimproved grassland and dune-systems. It can tolerate slightly acidic conditions

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