Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe ceracea (Wulfen) P. Kummer

Butter waxcap

A bright yellow waxcap with a greasy cap and stipe. Fairly common in unimproved grassland, fixed dunes and machair, often in large groups.

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