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Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Kumm. (Vermilion Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Hygrocybe miniata 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 miniata (Vermilion Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small to medium-sized reddish waxcap with a dry and finely squamulose cap and broadly adnate gills. There is often a narrow yellow margin to the cap. Found in grasslands, fixed dunes, open coniferous plantations and heaths. The toadstool is common and widespread in the UK and is our commonest waxcap on acid soils. The small scarlet waxcaps have been much confused in the past and older records should be treated with caution.
British records 1080
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