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Scarlet Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe punicea


Hygrocybe punicea is a is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe, the waxcaps. Originally described as Hygrophorus puniceus, it is the largest member of the genus.Scarlet Waxy Cap that can be recognized by a large waxcap with an initially bell-shaped, and later flattening, cap 4–10 cm across and blood- to dark red in colour. The gills are thick and widely spaced, yellow red in colour. It was spotted in the forest near Milies train station, Pelion mountain, Greece.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Lat: 39.33, Long: 23.14

Spotted on Nov 6, 2016
Submitted on Nov 9, 2016

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