Hygrocybe laeta

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Hygrocybe laeta

November 1999 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Heath Wax Cap

Cap

Convex, then flattened, viscid, with translucent radial lines at the margin, orange-brown to orange, hygrophanous, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, whitish, then pinkish

Stem

Cylindrical, +/- equal, viscid, yellow to orange

Flesh

Orange-yellow in the cap, yellow in the stem

Smell

Usually like burnt rubber

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

Heaths and unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, ovoid or oblong, smooth (6-7) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, good