Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe conicoides (P.D. Orton) P.D. Orton & Watling

Dune waxcap

Similar to H. conica when young, but blackening only slightly when mature. It has a more restricted habitat in preferring unstable dunes, including where rabbits have been active.

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