Hygrocybe colemanniana

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Hygrocybe colemanniana

October 2001 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, usually with a distinct central bump, often with translucent radial lines at the margin, surface sometimes slippery, brown to reddish brown, margin pale, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, often with veins between the gills, whitish to pale brown

Stem

Equal or slightly broader at the apex, surface dry, fibrous, to about 7mm wide and 5 cm high

Flesh

Grey-brown, thin

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal or oblong, smooth (7.5-9) x (5.5-6) µm2

Edibility

Unknown, but should not be collected due to rarity

Notes

Take care not to confuse with H. virginea var ochraceopallida

Additional Photographs

Hygrocybe colemanniana

16 October 2008 Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin