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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map