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Golden wax cap

Hygrocybe chlorophana


Bright yellow mushroom, with ~3-4 cm diameter hats. As if not only the morning mist would have covered it...


On the border of a mixed culture forest and a crop field. Next to a Half-natural waterflow and a (ploughed) kurgan of the Yamna Culture (~3600-2300 BC) - Soilmark (cropmark) of the (still) existing mound is visible on satellite imagery map.



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syzygy 3 months ago

Thanks for useful comment Antonio!

As for me, I have always taken extra care to keep reality also to express the visual experience with my photos, that I have witnessed.

And this was a photo that made me glad I could catch the color and millieu for the first shot... ( :

Once more thanks for ID and kind comments!

Nice find syzygy, from your description,it seems that is a
Hygrocybe sp.There are several Hygrocybe species in Europe,i found normaly the red wax cap,Hygrocybe coccinea ,this is probably a golden wax cap,Hygrocybe chlorophana,or a butter wax cap,Hygrocybe ceracea.The better is to make a search in internet and compared ,images with the ones you have and with your memory,because many times the photo color's may not be exactly as the reality,i presume your's is much more yellow than the photo show.

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Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Spotted on Oct 6, 2020
Submitted on Oct 6, 2020

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