Hygrocybe aurantiosplendens

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Hygrocybe aurantiosplendens

29 October 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, sometimes with a broad central bump, with translucent radial lines at the margin, surface slippery or viscid, orange yellow to orange red, hygrophaneous, about 2 to 5 cm across

Gills

Adnate, sometimes with a decurrent tooth, concolorous with the cap or paler

Stem

Equal or somewhat club shaped, smooth or fibrous, fragile, hollow, yellow, to about 1.5 cm wide and 9 cm high

Flesh

Concolorous with the surface or white, fragile

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal or oblong, smooth, often constricted (7.5-9) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown, but should not be collected due to rarity

Additional Photographs

Hygrocybe aurantiosplendens

11 October 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin