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Red waxcap

Observed: 26th June 2012 By: DebbieA
Derbyshire Mammal GroupThe Mammal Society
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Red waxcap
Red waxcap gills

in acid grassland on eastern side of Lundy


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Very difficult to ID, the stem would have helped as H. splendidissima has a flattened and twisted stem whilst H. coccinea is more cylindrical. Both have been found on Lundy, see
Perhaps Alan Silverside can help although I fear it is too late to get more information unless you took field notes.

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Thanks very much

Thanks very much Janet and Alan for your very helpful comments and id. Sadly, I didn't make any further notes at the time, nor take any photos. A note made for the future!

Debbie Alston