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Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm. (Crimson Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Holden, L., 2013 (Colour photograph) Can higher plant surveys be used to pick out important waxcap grassland sites in conservation assessment projects?

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Hygrocybe punicea (Crimson Waxcap)

Hygrocybe punicea 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 punicea (Crimson Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) This is the largest waxcap and its sticky, deep red caps, the colour of dried blood, are the best indicator of unimproved grassland. The gills are narrowly adnate and the stipe coarsely fibrillose. It grows in unfertilised grassland and fixed dunes.
British records 1286
Indicator value A good indicator for very long continuity of unfertilised grassland
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