Honey Waxcap - Hygrocybe reidii

    Description

    A small fungus with a cap diameter of 1 to 4.5 cm. The cap is a bright rich orange in colour, initially convex becoming depressed at the centre. Gills are decurrent and golden-yellow; the stem is also golden yellow. Has a pleasant smell of honey.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found growing in pastures, fields and also in shortish grass in woodland.

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Infrequent but widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional 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