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Hygrocybe virginea var. virginea (Wulfen) P.D. Orton & Watling (Snowy Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Hygrocybe virginea var. virginea 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. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe virginea var. virginea (Snowy Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A small to medium-sized white waxcap with decurrent gills and a hygrophanous, slightly greasy cap. It often grows in troops in unfertilized grassland and lawns as well as fixed dunes, heathland and roadsides. It has a greater tolerance of disturbance and fertiliser residues than most other waxcaps (including the other varieties of this species) and is among the first to establish on abandoned fields. It is very common and widespread. Until recently a separate species, Hygrocybe nivea, was recognised, largely on the basis of spore size: this is now felt to be untenable.
British records 4227
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