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Hygrocybe phaeococcinea (Arnolds) Bon (a waxcap)

Date 31 October 2005
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 31/10/2005[J]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary 2 fruitbodies in short-mown heather
Associated organism: among live, mown plants of Calluna vulgaris
Identification Notes: Caps: dry, bright red, with thin black-tinged coating.
Taste: not bitter when licked.

Cap cuticle: clamped, with granular masses which apparently relate to the blacking coating.
Spores: 7.5-9.5/4.5-5.5µm., oblong to amygdaliform or slightly phaseoliform.
Photo Summary: Fruitbodies on pale background, cap cuticle, spores.

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