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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map