Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Cuphophyllus fornicatus (Fries) Lodge, Padamsee & Vizzini

Earthy waxcap

A widespread species of unimproved grassland and stable dune systems, but not common. The cap is greyish-brown, usually darker in the centre and often with an irregular outline. The stipe is white, often with rusty spots near the base.

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