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Vermilion waxcap

Hygrocybe miniata


Tiny red mushrooms. See photo 2 for scale.


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KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks rat.tumour & JohnE.Ringo. My inclination is to go with Hygrocybe miniata on the basis of the color, the size & the flatted stipe which would all seem to match here.

Maybe it's Hygrocybe miniata or Hygrocybe cantharellus A photo of the gills might be useful to tell between the two. Another possibility might be Hygrocybe coccinea but the cap might be too small to be this also I'm not sure whether H. coccinea is 'scurfy' as with your spotting

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Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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