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golden waxcap

Hygrocybe chlorophana

Description:

Basidiocarps are agaricoid, up to 100 mm (4 in) tall, the cap convex at first (never conical), becoming flat when expanded, up to 75 mm (3 in) across. The cap surface is smooth, distinctly viscid when damp, bright lemon-yellow to orange-yellow (rarely orange to red). The lamellae (gills) are waxy, pale cap-coloured, and adnexed (narrowly attached to the stipe). The stipe (stem) is smooth, cylindrical or compressed and grooved, cap-coloured, and moist to somewhat viscid when damp. The spore print is white, the spores (under a microscope) smooth, inamyloid, ellipsoid, about 7.5 to 9.0 by 4.0 to 5.5 μm

Habitat:

In Europe, Hygrocybe chlorophana is typical of waxcap grasslands, a declining habitat due to changing agricultural practices.

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6 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 8 years ago

thank you again injica!

injica
injica 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 8 years ago

Muchas gracias arlanda!
la verdad es que no los había visto nunca, y me sorprendió el color tan vivo que tienen!

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

muy chulos!

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 8 years ago

Thank you YukoChartraw for your comment!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful yellow mushroom!

PatriciaPi
Spotted by
PatriciaPi

Benissa, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012

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