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Hygrocybe psittacina var. psittacina (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. (Parrot Waxcap)

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Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Hygrocybe psittacina var. psittacina (Parrot Waxcap)

Hygrocybe psittacina var. psittacina 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 1 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe psittacina var. psittacina (Parrot Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small to medium-sized waxcap with viscid cap and stem. Green colours are present at least at the stem apex which is unique among European Hygrocybe species. There are usually also shades of yellow or orange and sometimes pink or even blue. It grows gregariously in unfertilised grassland and lawns, fixed dunes, roadsides and sometimes deciduous woodland and scrub. It is very common and widespread.
British records 3205
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