Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hygrophoraceae

Hygrocybe chlorophana (Fries) Wünsche

Golden waxcap

A bright lemon-yellow fungus, often suffused with orange, but fading to primrose with age. Sticky cap and stipe, adnate gills. Frequent in unimproved pasture. Small fruitbodies can be confused with Hygrocybe ceracea.

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