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Hygrocybe reidii Kühner (Honey Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Kibby, G. & Ainsworth, M., 2008 (Colour photograph) A tribute to Derek Reid - British fungi named after him

Hygrocybe reidii 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 reidii (Honey Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small to medium orange waxcap with subdecurrent gills and a characteristic smell of honey or Indian Balsam. It grows in troops in unfertilised lawns and grassland, and fixed dunes as well as frondose woodland and scrub.
British records 1165
Distribution Appears to follow a southern and western distribution with few records in the east of the country north of the Thames.
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