Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Berk.) Fayod
(pink waxcap, ballerina, pink ballerina)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
VarietyHygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (pink waxcap, ballerina, pink ballerina)
SpeciesHygrocybe calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina, or Pink Meadow-cap)
SubgenusHygrocybe ss. (a subgenus of waxcaps)
GenusHygrocybe (waxcaps, waxcap mushrooms)
FamilyHYGROPHORACEAE (waxcaps and woodwaxes)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina) :
1: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
29 Sep 2004 OSGR: SX76 50° 30' N, 3° 50' W Vice County: South Devon (VC 3) England
1 fruitbody, in grass
Image 1: Cap - old - in situ
2: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
29 Sep 2004 OSGR: SX76 50° 30' N, 3° 50' W Vice County: South Devon (VC 3) England
2 fruitbodies, in grass
Image 1: ComposedImage 2: Two caps - in situImage 3: Two caps - in situ - side view
3: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
29 Sep 2004 OSGR: SX76 50° 30' N, 3° 50' W Vice County: South Devon (VC 3) England
patch of 14 fruitbodies
Image 1: Fruitbodies in grass - oblique viewImage 2: Fruitbodies in grass - top view
4: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
18 Oct 1997 OSGR: SU26 51° 20' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
Image 1: CapImage 2: Cap (2)Image 3: Cap surface - close-upImage 4: FruitbodyImage 5: GillsImage 6: Gills (2)Image 7: Very young capImage 8: Very young fruitbodyImage 9: Young capImage 10: Young cap - LSImage 11: Young fruitbodyImage 12: Young fruitbody - LS
5: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
23 Sep 1985 OSGR: SU26 51° 20' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
in deep sward
Image 1: Cap - close-upImage 2: Cap - in situ - top viewImage 3: Caps - in situ - side viewImage 4: Caps - in situ - side view (2)Image 5: Fruitbody - side view - in situImage 6: Fruitbody - side view - lain downImage 7: Gills and stipe apex - close-upImage 8: Cell in gill edge - magnifiedImage 9: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 10: DescriptionImage 11: Description - contd
6: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
15 Sep 1978 OSGR: SE24 53° 60' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: Mid-west Yorks (VC 64) England
in grassland
Image 1: Fruitbodies - side viewsImage 2: Fruitbody - side view - in situImage 3: Fruitbody - side view - in situ (2)Image 4: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - lain downImage 5: Fruitbody - young - side view - in situ

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 general literature references relevant to Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)

Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Hygrocybe calyptriformis var calyptriformis (Pink Waxcap, Ballerina, Pink Ballerina)
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.
Tranche 2, Feb 1999 (under Hygrocybe calyptriformis)
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