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Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. calyptriformis (Berk.) Fayod (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Fortey, R., 2000 Old Churchyards as fungal conservation areas

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina)

Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. calyptriformis may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(waxcaps, waxcap mushrooms)
Hygrocybe calyptriformis
(Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina, or Pink Meadow-cap)
Gasteromycetes (via Hygrophoraceae) Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) The most charismatic waxcap, with a white stalk and a cap the colour of sugar mice or candy floss. Since being made a BAP species, concerted efforts to find it have increased our knowledge and it is now known to be quite widespread and not uncommon. It is found in mossy semi-natural grasslands, although confined to churchyards in the more developed parts of England.
BAP Species Tranche 2, Feb 1999 (under Hygrocybe calyptriformis)
British records 971
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