Slimy Waxcap - Hygrocybe irrigata


    Cap is up to 5 cm across and is smooth, viscid, grey brown to grey. Gills white, thick and wavy. Spore print white, spores ellipsoidal, smooth.  

    Identification difficulty

    Unimproved grassland.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain but not particularly common.

    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