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Hygrocybe chlorophana (Fr.) Wünsche (Golden Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Outen, A.R., 1987 Profiles of Fungi No. 6: Hygrocybe flavescens

Hygrocybe chlorophana may also 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 4 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe chlorophana (Golden Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A medium-sized yellow waxcap with a greasy cap, adnexed gills and a dry stem which becomes moist when handled. Microscopically it is characterised by broad ellipsoid spores and long cells in the gills trama. The toadstool is common and widespread occurring in troops, sometimes clustered, in grassland, unfertilised lawns and in fixed dunes. The yellow waxcaps have been much confused in the past and old records should be treated with caution.
British records 2609
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