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Hygrocybe ceracea (Wulfen) P. Kumm. (Butter Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Hygrocybe ceracea may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(waxcaps, waxcap mushrooms)
Gasteromycetes (via Hygrophoraceae) Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe ceracea (Butter Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small yellow waxcap with a greasy cap, adnate to decurrent gills and a dry stem. Microscopically it is characterised by short cells in the gills trama and narrow, usually constricted spores. The toadstool is common and widespread occurring in troops, sometimes clustered, in grassland, unfertilised lawns, in fixed dunes and on bare soil or among mosses in rich deciduous woodland or scrub. The yellow waxcaps have been much confused in the past and old records should be treated with caution.
British records 1374
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