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Hygrocybe spadicea (Scop.) P. Karst. (Date Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

anon., 2014 (Colour photograph) Readers' Finds
Storey, M., 2007 Readers Finds: Hygrocybe spadicea

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Hygrocybe spadicea (Date Waxcap)

Hygrocybe spadicea 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 spadicea (Date Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A very rare and distinctive waxcap with a date brown cap and yellow gills. It grows in unfertilised grassland often on the sunniest south-facing slopes, or in sites with exposed limestone. It had a very good year in 2006, fruiting after several years' absence at most of its historic sites and appearing at several new ones.
BAP Species Tranche 2, Feb 1999
British records 41
1992 (Provisional) Red Data List Vulnerable
2007 (Draft) Red Data List NT
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