Hygrocybe phaeococcinea (Arnolds) Bon, (shadowed waxcap)

31 Oct 2005 at OSGR: SU56 in Berks, England

Record Summary2 fruitbodies in short-mown heather
Found asFruitbody
Date31 October 2005
Associated organismCalluna vulgaris
OS grid refOSGR: SU56
Lat/Lon51° 20' N, 1° 20' W
Vice CountyBerks, VC no: 22
Voucher31 Oct 2005[J]
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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.

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