Hygrocybe miniata

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Hygrocybe miniata

29 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Vermillion waxcap

Cap

Convex, sometimes centrally depressed, scaly, dry, margin lined and scalloped, red to orange red, margin often yellow, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Adnate, sometimes with a decurrent tooth, broad, distant, reddish orange, margin paler

Stem

Cylindrical or flattened, dry, orange to yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, often constricted, or pear shaped, smooth (7-9) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The photos do not do justice to this beautiful fungus.

Additional Photographs

Hygrocybe miniata

29 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hygrocybe miniata

29 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hygrocybe miniata

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 29 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin