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Is there such a thing as Black Waxcap ?

Observed: 29th August 2013 By: notpopnotpop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensnotpop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

5 cm high black/green cap,yellow/green stem

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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habitat

What type of habitat was it found,was it coastal dunes

Fenwickfield

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habitat

dunes are maybe 500 mtrs to east.
specimen was on grassland behind seawall

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H. olivaceonigra

Cannot be certain, but I have added agreement to this. It looks more like H. olivaceonigra than an old. blackened H. conica.

Some do include H. olivaceonigra within H. conica, but the Kew DNA research is showing that "H. conica" is a complex of several species.

Alan

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Information

I went from the information in the book The genus Hygrocybe

Fenwickfield