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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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4 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 8 years ago

thank you SanjaySaklani!

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 8 years ago

A beauty spotted, thanks Patrica for Sharing

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 8 years ago

sooo is the same one I spotted before...again....hahah
thank you!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/163...

CorduneanuVlad
CorduneanuVlad 8 years ago

I think this is a golden wax cap (Hygrocybe chlorophana).

PatriciaPi
Spotted by
PatriciaPi

Jalón/Xaló, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Nov 22, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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