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Hygrocybe laeta var. laeta (Pers.) P. Kumm. (Heath Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Hygrocybe laeta var. laeta may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Hygrocybe
(waxcaps, waxcap mushrooms)
Gasteromycetes (via Hygrophoraceae) Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe laeta var. laeta (Heath Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small to medium-sized, slimy, dull brownish-orange waxcap with a gelatinised gill edge and a smell of burnt rubber. It is a widespread and not uncommon species in unfertilised grasslands, especially where acid, as well as in fixed dunes and (rarely) conifer woodland. It often grows in large troops.
British records 1268
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