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Snowy Waxcap

Observed: 23rd October 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Snowy Waxcap
Snowy Waxcap (2)
Description:

Pure white slightly lubricous cap,decurrent gills,dry stem.There were very large amount's of these scattered on the more level ground unlike all the other Hygrocybe which seemed to be on very steep embankments.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

markwilson's picture

snowy waxcap

Did this used to be called H. nivea?

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Use

I use the genus hygrocybe book by David Boertmann 2nd revised edition,so I am not sure as mine has no mention of previous names.The person who would know is Alan S who is an expert on fungi and lichens and very knowledgeable on Hygrocybe,hopefully he will see this and be able to tell us.

Fenwickfield