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Hygrocybe mucronella (Fr.) P. Karst. (Bitter Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Hygrocybe mucronella 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 mucronella (Bitter Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small, reddish to orange waxcap, which is at first viscid or greasy on both cap and stem, but soon dry at least on the cap. Gills deep orange. The bitter taste and irregularly-shaped spores are diagnostic. The toadstool is uncommon but widespread occurring in small troops in grassland, unfertilised lawns, fixed dunes and on rich soil in rich deciduous scrub and woodland. It was formely known as Hygrocybe reai.
British records 327
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