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Meadow Waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis)

Observed: 30th October 2009 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:

growing in sheep grazed pasture.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Exobasidium's picture

Chris

Please look again at Fomitopsis pinicola. I have left a message.

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Rather big for a Waxcap. But

Rather big for a Waxcap. But that may be due to the close up lens distortion

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

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They were pretty close..............

They were pretty close up shots. I was trying to get the effect of light shining through the gills. Roger Phillips says that the cap can be 3-8cm in diameter. Interestingly, he also now re-classifies this species as Cuphophyllus pratensis in line with Marcel Bon's nomenclature.

chris

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http://www.aber.ac.uk/waxcap/

http://www.aber.ac.uk/waxcap/what/key-main.shtml
Have you seen Garath Griffith's waxcap site (key section shown above), he has occasionally looked at the waxcaps on iSpot.

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yes l have..............

yes I have come across his website. it's v good for keys. not so good for photos.

chris