Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Kumm., (vermilion waxcap)

6 Dec 2015 at OSGR: SU00 in Dorset, England

Record Summaryring of 20 fruitbodies, singly and in small clusters, around Holly tree
Found asFruitbody
Date6 December 2015
OS grid refOSGR: SU00
Lat/Lon50° 50' N, 1° 60' W
Vice CountyDorset, VC no: 9
Voucher6 Dec 2015[A]
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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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