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Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Kumm. (Vermilion Waxcap)

Date 6 December 2015
OS grid ref SU00
Lat/Lon 50° 50' N, 1° 60' W
Location Vice County: Dorset, VC9, England
Voucher 06/12/2015[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary ring of 20 fruitbodies, singly and in small clusters, around Holly tree
Identification Notes: In woodland; ring of 20 fragile fruitbodies, singly and in small clusters, around Holly tree.

Cap: orange fading deep yellow (like Pluteus aurantiorugosus), dry, felted, up to 60mm diam. No sign of paler margin.

Smell: none.

Cuticle: dry, felty: a trichoderm.

Spores: hyaline, broadly ellipsoid-oblong, obpyriform in some views, occasionally phaseoliform, 5-9/5.5-7µm.

Basidia: mostly 4-spored.

Gill trama: cylindric cells up to 140µm long.

The colony was again visible on 2 March 17.

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