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Goblet Waxcap? No - Hygrocybe helobia

Observed: 4th November 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

In grass near heathland. Probably not the right shape or wavy edged enough!

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

Wow! So many Waxcaps!

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How about H. helobia as an

How about H. helobia as an alternative ID?

jhn7's picture

Yes, I did wonder.

Now I'm sure it is NOT the Goblet Waxcap and H. helobia seems a possibility.
I put up some other waxcaps I saw on holiday last week and most drifted past unnoticed. At least it is a joy to struggle to identify these colourful little gems - not like the many 'little brown jobs' that I'm putting off for now!

Janet
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Martincito's picture

I agree that the waxcaps do

I agree that the waxcaps do give us more clues as to their ID, though many are still nigh on impossible for a novice like me. And they are so much prettier than those ubiquitous LBJs!