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Honey Waxcap?

Observed: 27th August 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Orange sheen with yellow at the margin of cap. In grass at the edge of deciduous woodland.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Thanks for your help.

I've spent hours puzzling over these fungi and thought I had at least found a match for the cap. I must take more note of the gills!
My books give the habitat for Russet Toughshank (I know many Collybia are under debate so use the common name) as leaf litter in woodlands, Collins goes further and adds moorlands with heathers and sphagnum moss. These were quite definitely in grass on the side of the path further from the group of veteran oaks at the edge of the wood. I know habitat is only a guide to ID but I suppose the edges are blurred.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)