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Hygrocybe russocoriacea (Berk. & T.K. Mill.) P.D. Orton & Watling (Cedarwood Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Hygrocybe russocoriacea 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 russocoriacea (Cedarwood Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small whitish to pale buff waxcap with decurrent gills and a strong characteristic smell of Russian leather (old book bindings) or cedar wood. It often grows in troops in unfertilised grassland, in fixed dunes and occasionally at roadsides. It usually appears late in the season and is widespread but uncommon.
British records 912
Distribution Appears to follow a western distribution with few records in the east of England.
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