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Pink wax cap mushroom

Observed: 9th November 2011 By: ve.emery
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Hygrocybe calyptriformis St.M
Description:

Pale, rose-pink mushroom with a conical cap when young and splitting into a fragile flower-like shape when older, with gills the same colour as the cap and a whitish stem. The cap and stem were smooth and dry. There were several clumps in just one (unused) area of a fairly new additional graveyard, with between approximately 4 and 9 mushrooms of varying ages.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

ve.emery it is Hygrocbye

ve.emery it is Hygrocbye calyptriformis but for some reason the system does not seem to have matched it up with the nbn records, as you were typing the name in did the system suggest a name. its usually best to choose one that it suggests and click on get recommended as this also puts in a common name (if there is one) and also makes sure all the links are made. do you want to have another go with the name?

ve.emery's picture

Hygrocbye should read Hygocybe

I don't remember a name being suggested, but I was just typing quite fast. Can I correct the original observation or must I resubmit a new one? I'm rather new to this.

miked's picture

You could try to add a

You could try to add a revised identification to see if this works

miked's picture

Yep it has worked now and is

Yep it has worked now and is automatically linked to nbn and eol. by clicking on the nbn link you should be able to see the distribution of the species as shown on the UK national biodiversity network

ve.emery's picture

Many thanks.

Many thanks.