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.

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

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