Fibrous Waxcap - Hygrocybe intermedia

Description

Conical then expanding, sometimes lobed, surface dry and fibrous, centre scurfy, red then orange or orange-yellow, to about 6 cm across. Gills are only partly attached or free, whitish to pale yellow, thick, edge sometimes serrated.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

In unimproved grassland.

When to see it

Autumn

UK Status

A widespread but not particularly common species in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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MAP KEY:

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

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