Butter Waxcap - Hygrocybe ceracea


    This is a small fungus. The greasy cap is 1-2.5cm across and is deep yellow to pale orange with faint striations towards the perimeter. The stem is concolorous with the cap and narrows slightly towards the base.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in short grass and lawns.

    When to see it

    Late summer to autumn

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    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