Slimy Waxcap - Hygrocybe irrigata

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    Unimproved grassland.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain but not particularly common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional 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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