Hygrocybe calyptriformis

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Hygrocybe calyptriformis

11 October 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Pink Wax Cap

Cap

Sharply conical, then expanded with an upturned margin and a narrow central peak, fibrous, pink, or rarely white, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Broad, free or adnexed, whitish to pinkish

Stem

Cylindrical, smooth, white or pale pink

Flesh

Thin, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6.5-8) x (4.5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor