Fibrous Waxcap - Hygrocybe intermedia


    Conical then expanding, sometimes lobed, surface dry and fibrous, centre scurfy, red then orange or orange-yellow, to about 6 cm across. Gills are only partly attached or free, whitish to pale yellow, thick, edge sometimes serrated.

    Identification difficulty

    In unimproved grassland.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    A widespread but not particularly common species in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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