Butter Waxcap - Hygrocybe ceracea

Description

This is a small fungus. The greasy cap is 1-2.5cm across and is deep yellow to pale orange with faint striations towards the perimeter. The stem is concolorous with the cap and narrows slightly towards the base.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in short grass and lawns.

When to see it

Late summer to autumn

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map