Hygrocybe russocoriacea

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Hygrocybe russocoriacea

Identified by Stuart Skeates. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding, becoming flattened to funnel shaped, slightly greasy when moist, whitish to pale buff, margin lined, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, whitish

Stem

Cylindrical, often broader at the apex, dry, smooth, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Thin, whitish to pale buff

Smell

Strong, of cedar wood

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ovoid to oblong, smooth (7.5-9) x (4.5-5.5) µm2

Notes

The distinctive smell separates this species from several lookalikes

Additional Photographs

Hygrocybe russocoriacea

Identified by Stuart Skeates. 27 November 2016 Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin